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Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn, editors. Foreword by Faisal Devji. Poetry of the Taliban. London: Hurst & Co. Ltd., 2012. Since there is already a substantial discussion surrounding this compilation of poetry "of" the Taliban, it seems important to review the work within a series of broader contexts. Writing on Afghanistan has recently enjoyed an upsurge, but this is not the first such spike of western interest in Afghanistan. Amid a major ...Keep Reading »
James Caron is Lecturer in Islamicate South Asia in the Department of Languages and Cultures of South Asia, SOAS (from Fall 2012). He has taught South Asian and Central Asian history and cultural studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where he completed his PhD, and at Rutgers-Newark. He has conducted research in Peshawar and Kabul, has published on Afghan sociocultural history in History Compass and Journal of Social History as well as in various volumes, and is completing a book on Pashto poetic histories of the world.
"The most ironic aspect of the Hebrew University’s call for an oral history conference is that the campus stands on expropriated land... Given oral history’s tradition of advocacy for the displaced, these facts should give scholars contemplating participation in the oral history conference pause for thought."click | email | tweet