Audrey Truschke | publications

Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016 (publisher page and amazon page). Indian edition by Allen Lane, 2016,

“Translating the Solar Cosmology of Sacred Kingship.” Medieval History Journal 19.1 (online first). link

“The Great Mughal Whitewash,” India Today. March 10, 2016. link

“It is High Time to Discard the Pernicious Myth of India’s Medieval Muslim ‘Villains’,” The Wire. January 9, 2016. link

“What We Can Learn From India’s Medieval Past,” The Wire. September 20, 2015. link

“Indo-Persian Translations: A Disruptive Past.” Seminar 671 (July 2015). link

“Contested History: Brahmanical Memories of Relations with the Mughals.” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 58.4 (2015): 419-452. link

“Reimagining the ‘Idol Temple of Hindustan’: Textual and Visual Translation of Sanskrit Texts in Mughal India,” co-authored with Qamar Adamjee. In Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts, edited by Amy Landau. Baltimore: Walters Art Museum; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015.

“Dangerous Debates: Jain Responses to Theological Challenges at the Mughal Court.” Modern Asian Studies 49.5 (2015): 1311-1344. link

Review of A. Azfar Moin, The Millennial Sovereign: Sacred Kingship and Sainthood in Islam. International Journal of Middle East Studies 46.4 (2014): 809-811. link

“Review of Munis D. Faruqui: The Princes of the Mughal Empire, 1504–1719.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 76.3 (2013): 543-545. link

“Defining the Other: An Intellectual History of Sanskrit Lexicons and Grammars of Persian.” Journal of Indian Philosophy 40.6 (2012): 635-668. link

“Jainism and Islam” articles, November 2012. Four article on Jainism and Islam, Jains and the Delhi Sultanate, Jains and the Mughals, Jains and Muslim Iconoclasm. link

“Setting the Record Wrong: A Sanskrit Vision of Mughal Conquests.” South Asian History and Culture 3.3 (2012): 373-396. link

“The Mughal Book of War: A Persian Translation of the Sanskrit Mahabharata.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 31.2 (2011): 506-520. link