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South Asia Department

Dr James Caron

BA (Temple); PhD (Pennsylvania)


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Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia

Lecturer in Islamicate South Asia

Dr James Caron
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7898 4295
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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On Sabbatical:
On leave, Terms 1 and 2 (2015-16)


Courses Taught
PhD Students supervised
  • S. Paniz Musawi Natanzi, Young Women’s Visual Knowledge Production in Kabul: Making Contemporary Art in Times of On-going Insecurities


Book Chapters

Caron, James (2013) 'Ambiguities of Orality and Literacy, Territory and Border Crossings: Public Activism and Pashto Literature in Afghanistan, 1930-2010.' In: Green, Nile and Arbabzadah, Nushin, (eds.), Afghanistan in Ink: Literature Between Diaspora and Nation. Hurst.

Caron, James (2012) 'Taliban, Real and Imagined.' In: Bashir, Shahzad and Crews, Robert D, (eds.), Under the Drones: Modern Lives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands. Harvard University Press.

Caron, James 'Social Inequality and Ideological Circulation: Speaking for and against the Patriarchal State, 1930-1960.' In: Power Hierarchies and Hegemony in Afghanistan. I. B. Tauris. (Forthcoming)


Caron, James (2013) 'Elite Pasts and Subaltern Potentialities: Roundtable on the Future of Afghanistan Historiography.' International Journal of Middle East Studies, 45 (1). pp. 138-141.

Caron, James (2011) 'Reading the Power of Printed Orality in Afghanistan: Popular Pashto Literature as Historical Evidence and Public Intervention.' The Journal of Social History, 45 (1). pp. 172-194.

Caron, James (2007) 'Afghanistan Historiography and Pashtun Islam: Modernization Theory's Afterimage.' History Compass, 5 (1). pp. 314-329.


Caron, James (2012) 'Sulamal's Work in Historical Context; Sulamal as Critical Historian: Preface.' In: The Rain and Other Short Stories. Kabul: Afghanistan Times Publication Center.

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