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Audrey Truschke
Assistant Professor of South Asian history . Author of Culture of Encounters and Aurangzeb ; Indian eds .
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“Another Modi government would mean a virtual shutdown of the Indian academic world” - Romila Thapar
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Audrey Truschke Apr 21
After a gutting Holy Week, this instrumental use of a terrorist attack is beyond tone deaf. Also, Modi got it wrong. You vote for the BJP if you want, or at least are willing to tolerate, more dead Christians and Muslims, not less.
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Delano D'Souza Apr 19
. explains how distorting historical facts can affect political discourse in India today!
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Audrey Truschke Apr 19
Replying to @Rajput_Ramesh
Thanks for that superb demonstration of Shiv Sena calmness, moderation, and tolerance for criticism. I think we are done here.
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Audrey Truschke Apr 19
As I mention in the show, I am increasingly told to “Go back to Pakistan” by Hindu nationalists unable to think about even insults beyond their narrow framework, so, in a twisted way, it all kinda comes together. Also, slurs aren’t okay.
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FRANCE 24 English Apr 19
🇮🇳 : Has Indian nationalism heightened under ? 🔎 speaks to South Asian historian from about the state of nationalism in . Click here for full show ⬇
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Audrey Truschke Apr 19
Replying to @AudreyTruschke
For those just joining us or not super up to speed regarding Indian politics - The Shiv Sena is an extreme right-wing party, terrifying in its comfort with violence and overflowing with bigotry and hate. They are more extreme than the BJP in many ways.
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Audrey Truschke Apr 19
Priyanka Chaturvedi leaves INC for the Shiv Sena - That sort of move is a sign of how far Hindu nationalism has shifted what is acceptable in the Indian mainstream.
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Audrey Truschke Apr 18
For the middle ground folks, who are still listening.
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Audrey Truschke Apr 18
Actually, my correct title is Dr. or Professor. I get slammed every time I talk about this, but people often elide the academic credentials of women. And it is not okay. By the way, addressing me correctly doesn’t mean you agree with me. It is good manners, however.
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Audrey Truschke Apr 18
In short, I am completely, utterly, and hopelessly fascinated by Indian history, literatures, and cultures. I got into studying India through a series of college classes. It is a boring story. Now, 20 years later, I cannot imagine my life any other way.
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Audrey Truschke Apr 18
In the spirit of making the most of my last few days in Paris, I am heading now to France 24, scheduled to talk about the BJP’s fear of history, rewriting the past, and more, starting around 4:45 local time.
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Audrey Truschke Apr 18
Modi, a few weeks ago: No Hindu, EVER, has been a terrorist. Modi, a few days ago: A Hindu who is a terrorist - We can work with that in this election.
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Audrey Truschke Apr 18
Remember a few weeks back, when Modi said no Hindu ever was a terrorist? Now his party is fielding one in Bhopal:
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Audrey Truschke Apr 17
Butchered attempt at Arabic script the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris. Arabic is the second most common mother tongue in France.
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Audrey Truschke Apr 15
Listening to church bells ring in Paris in mourning, solidarity, and marking the moment.
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Audrey Truschke Apr 15
I've been in Paris nearly a month and was planning on visiting tomorrow. I'm now watching the smoke blow past my flat about 2 kilometers away.
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Audrey Truschke Apr 12
Replying to @AudreyTruschke
For those asked to weigh my scholarship against a random website or article, you might start with: Who is writing? What are their credentials? Is this peer-reviewed? Who published it? What are their sources? Do they read relevant languages? Do they hold relevant degrees?
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Audrey Truschke Apr 12
Replying to @AudreyTruschke
Other scholars have criticized aspects of my Aurangzeb book, generally while praising other parts of it. That's one of the markers of scholarship, by the way. It is pretty rare that we reject *every single thing* another scholar says. It's usually a much more nuanced evaluation.
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Audrey Truschke Apr 12
Replying to @AudreyTruschke
Debunking attempts also fundamentally misunderstand how scholarship proceeds. This isn't a reality TV show where we trade barbs leading up to who is kicked off the island. Scholarship is a slow process involving detailed work, engaging one's peers, & taking scholarship seriously.
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