Associate Professor of South Asian History, Rutgers University, Newark
Audrey Truschke is associate professor of South Asian history at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Her books include Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court (2016), Aurangzeb: The Life and Legacy of India’s Most Controversial King (2017) and The Language of History: Sanskrit Narratives of Indo-Muslim Rule (forthcoming, January 2021).
A much-maligned Mughal
The great king Aurangzeb is among the most hated men in Indian history. A historian claims he’s been unjustly demonised
Stories and literature
The living Mahabharata
Immorality, sexism, politics, war: the polychromatic Indian epic pulses with relevance to the present day