Oriental College

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Punjab University Oriental College, commonly known as Oriental College, is an institution of oriental studies in Lahore. It is located next to Government College University, Lahore.[1]

It was founded by Adi Brahmo Samaj preacher Pundit Navin Chandra Rai in 1876. He was also its first principal. Sir Aurel Stein, the noted Hungarian-British archaeologist, was principal from 1888 to 1899.[2]

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  1. ^ "Teaching Modern Science in the Old- est of Oriental Languages". New York Times. 10 May 1896. Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  2. ^ "STEIN, Sir Aurel (26/11/1862-26/10/1943)". British Academy Fellows. British Academy. Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2014.

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