Audrey Truschke is Assistant Professor of South Asian History at Rutgers University-Newark. 2015. Her first book, Culture of Encounters: Sanskrit at the Mughal Court, was published in 2016. Her second book, Aurangzeb: The Man and The Myth, was published in 2017 and is a historical reassessment of one of the most hated kings in South Asian history. More broadly she publishes on cross-cultural exchanges, historical memory and imperial power.