Discussion of the recent publication of Cultures of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court by Audrey Truschke (Mellon post-doctoral fellow at Stanford). For Religious Studies faculty, graduate students, and Stanford-affiliated guests. RSVP to Emily Atkinson.
Audrey Truschke is currently a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University and Assistant Professor of South Asian History at Rutgers University-Newark. She holds a PhD in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies from Columbia University. Her book, Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court (New York: Columbia University Press, 2016) investigates the literary, social, and political roles of Sanskrit as it thrived in the Persian-speaking, Islamic Mughal courts from 1560 to 1650. It is available from CUP and Amazon. It also appears in an Indian edition by Allen Lane, 2016, available from amazon.in. This event will include discussion of the life of the book from dissertation to an academic press to an Indian edition for a general audience, followed by an informal celebration.