Thursday, November 19, 2020

WORLD'S MOST INFAMOUS DIAMOND KOHINOOR GETTING ITS OWN EPIC TV SAGA BASED ON A BOOK BY WILLIAM DALRYMPLE! SBS UNVEILS ITS MOST AMBITIOUS EPIC TV SERIES EVER NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN

  KOH-I-NOOR DIAMOND  
GETTING ITS OWN TV SERIES
Koel Purie Rinchet is producing!
Earlier this summer I announced that William Dalrymple's THE ANARCHY book on the rise of the East India company will be turned into a TVseries and now another of his books KOHINOOR: The History Of World's Most Infamous Diamond, written together with Anita Anand, will get a series adaptation too by 185 Carat Films from Mumbai! The book describes the winding true story of the Indian diamond, the 27th largest in the world, which is currently part of the British Crown Jewels. The precious stone changed hands between various factions in south and west Asia, until being ceded to Queen Victoria after the British annexation of the Punjab in 1849. The diamond has inspired much folklore over the decades and has become a
Dalrymple's Anarchy is also becoming a series
symbol of power as it passed from one royal to another. 
 
    This famous and cursed diamond wreaked untold devastation as it was viciously ripped from one royal hand to another. It has ended up in its final home, the Tower of London, after being gruesomely wrested from the hands of its last owner, a nine year old Maharaja. Television has never witnessed a historical story of this magnitude, where bloodshed, love, sex, intrigue, beauty and cruelty all come together to create a layered narrative. This story, rooted in South Asia and traversing countries like Afghanistan and Iran, has a unique international appeal. It is a timely story of greed, power and appropriation regardless of cost.

  NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN  
EPIC TV SERIES FROM AUSTRALIA
Speaking of epic drama, Australian streamer SBS has revealed first photo from their most ambitious drama ever - four part epic series NEW GOLD MOUNTAIN starring Mulan and Luminaries’ Yoson An alongside
Yoson An and Alyssa Sutherland are leading the cast
Vikings’ Alyssa Sutherland, Christopher James Baker and Dan Spielman! It tells the untold story of the Australian gold rush from the perspective of Chinese miners who risked everything for a chance at unlikely fortune in a new land.

8 comments:

  1. You give me as much reading recommendations as you do Hollywood ones. :) I'm adding this to my Audibles wish list. Hopefully the 9 year old was OK though..

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    1. Well, given it was the Brits, I wouldn't be surprised if they actually butchered the poor boy and all his court too.

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  2. I can't recall if we saw this crown jewel when we toured the Crown Jewels in London. We saw so much in such a short time period and they didn't allow photos, so I might have.

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    1. It is in Lizzy's crown, deary, so if you saw her crown, you saw the diamond too from the photos above :) Don't know how the imperialist witch does not get headaches wearing something so bloody on her head.

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    2. Im pretty sure we did see her crown, so I must have seen it. We had to stand on a conveyor belt that whirled us through, so I didn’t take in too much of what I saw. I imagine any crown would give a headache.

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    3. What the what? A conveyor belt, as in moving steps? OMG I've never heard of such a thing! How does that even fit the palace?

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  3. Yeah, it was really weird. They weren't steps, but like what you put your groceries on at the checkout, just whirling us through. I mean, some of it we were able to walk through, but all of the crown jewels we had to conveyor through. They didn't want anyone crowding the glass, I suppose.

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    1. The conveyor probably opens into a pit with thorns if someone tries to step of it and steal the crown jewels lol

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