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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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Audrey Truschke 9m
Replying to @RajivMessage
It occurred to me - Tee-ball is a pretty American reference. will get it since he's been an American citizen longer than I have probably. For everyone else, Tee-ball = whatever you call cricket leagues for 5-6 year olds.
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Audrey Truschke 12m
Replying to @RajivMessage
For those wondering why I am still playing Tee-ball here, it is not for but rather for the listening middle ground. Remember the basics of adjudicating historical claims: Ask for qualifications Look for relevant language and analytical skills Analyze arguments
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Audrey Truschke 17m
In case anybody is actually swayed by this bizarre argument, look up "anachronism." Even today, scholars hold a deep respect for traditional training, in Sanskrit especially. Here's the rub - has no relevant training, traditional, Western, or otherwise.
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Audrey Truschke 3h
Replying to @RajivMessage
Although, , let me warn you that I have a strict no-plagiarism policy in my classes. Unlike what you're used to, Rutgers students face disciplinary action for cheating.
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Audrey Truschke 4h
Honestly, , if you want to meet me, come to Rutgers-Newark and enroll in one of my classes. You could learn a lot.
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Audrey Truschke 13h
I am grateful to be part of a community that strives to welcome, take care of, and protect everyone. Thanks to and for the leadership on this issue.
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manan ahmed 23h
Ellen S. Smart, "A Genealogical Table of the Mughal Family," The Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 39 (1981): 33-34 [make sure to see the = for marriages linking Mughal/Rajput lines]
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Audrey Truschke 20h
I'm happy for a scholarly debate in written peer-reviewed scholarship. First, Mr. Malhotra has to enter the scholarly world. That means publishing something, anything that passes peer review. A PhD in a relevant subject would also be nice.
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Audrey Truschke 20h
Replying to @RajivMessage
By the way, for those wondering if I ever read 's stuff, I do. Not all of it, but some of it. In a course I teach, I've actually assigned some of Malhotra's writings and videos as primary source material on Hindutva views from New Jersey.
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Audrey Truschke 20h
It is self-serving and designed to hoodwink people. I've not read anything by that could come close to passing the scrutiny of peer-review. There are legitimate criticisms of peer review (nothing is perfect, after all), but Malhotra's motivation is far more base.
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Ravinder S. Bhalla 21h
Replying to @RaviBhalla
Every human being is entitled to dignity and respect, and we will NEVER waver on that core principle in Hoboken.
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Ravinder S. Bhalla 21h
“Go back to your country” is a phrase that should never be spoken. It’s disgusting, racist & un-American. Cities like Hoboken were built by immigrants & sustained by their decedents. This IS our country, one that celebrates our diversity of thought, heritage, religion & more
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Audrey Truschke 21h
Replying to @AudreyTruschke
Final note, on sources. The following is not a reliable source: An anonymous Twitter account claiming to represent a banned anonymous Twitter account. Seriously, people, please read some real history or stop tweeting at me.
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Audrey Truschke 21h
Replying to @AudreyTruschke
Back to the $. Aurangzeb gave and received gifts. This was normal. If you want to know numbers of net exported wealth or something, you'd have to balance the numbers of given and received items / money. This would involved a lot of digging into the unpublished akhbarat.
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Audrey Truschke 21h
Replying to @AudreyTruschke
See my book for a discussion of this. The issue was that Aurangzeb was not recognized by many of his contemporaries as a legitimate Muslim ruler while Shah Jahan lived. The situation broke sharia law. So much for a strict Islamist king, huh?
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Audrey Truschke 21h
Replying to @AudreyTruschke
I'm seeing people claim that the screen shot proves that Aurangzeb sent some amount of money to the Sharifs of Mecca in 1659. The screenshot doesn't appear to say this. Another Red Flag, by the way. Aurangzeb did try to send the Sharifs of Mecca money in 1659; they sent it back.
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Audrey Truschke 21h
Replying to @AudreyTruschke
I'm seeing screen shots unattributed. That's a big red flag, by the way, scholars like to cite their sources. Looks to me like something from a colonial-era source. I'd recommend using more recent scholarship on Mughal finances.
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Audrey Truschke 21h
Folks, I have people asking me about sending wealth out of the Mughal Empire. I'm deep into another project at the moment, but a few short notes. THREAD (short thread)
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Audrey Truschke 22h
If you listen to or on Indian history, let me ask you: Why? Is it because of their former nationalities? Their current nationalities? Their gender? Because they say what you want to hear? For a historian, those are all bad reasons.
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Audrey Truschke 23h
Replying to @AudreyTruschke
Redoing one of the tweets above with correct tag (my apologies): Incidentally, scholars make mistakes. It happens. We acknowledge and correct them.
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