Ralph Pinder-Wilson

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Ralph Pinder-Wilson (17 January 1919 – 6 October 2008)[1] was a British historian of Islamic art. He is most noteworthy for his studies of Afghan architecture while Director of the British Institute of Afghan Studies in Kabul (1976–82) which included his study of the Minaret of Jam which is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. He graduated from Christ Church, Oxford and then joined the Indian Army where he learnt Persian.[2]


  1. ^ The British Museum, Ralph Pinder-Wilson, https://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/term_details.aspx?bioId=137993
  2. ^ backdoorbroadcasting, Warwick Ball: Ralph Pinder-Wilson and Afghanistan, http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2010/01/warwick-ball-ralph-pinder-wilson-and-afghanistan/

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