Audrey Truschke
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).

Written by Audrey Truschke

Bhima fighting with Jayadratha in a page from the Mahabharata (c1615), Popular Mughal School, probably done at Bikaner, India. Photo by Getty

Essay/
Stories and literature
The living Mahabharata

Immorality, sexism, politics, war: the polychromatic Indian epic pulses with relevance to the present day

Audrey Truschke

Prince Aurangzeb, 1653-1655, gouache with gold on paper. Image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Essay/
Global history
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

Audrey Truschke