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Podcast: US-Based Academics Working on South Asia Are Organising to Fight Back Hindutva Trolls

In conversation with Audrey Truschke, academic and a historian of South Asia.

Audrey Truschke, academic and a historian of South Asia is one of the most trolled academics in the US. Her books, mainly the one on Aurangzeb, have been attacked by Hindutva groups and individuals who call her ‘anti-Hindu’. There was even a petition to get her dismissed from Rutgers University, where she works.

In this podcast discussion with Sidharth Bhatia, she says that many of her colleagues have now created a group to fight back against such trolling.

She also discusses her book and says people like her are not anti-Hindus, but actually talk about the glories of Hinduism.