Audrey Truschke may have an eminent position in the academe, but the record of her ideological and academic mentors is such that she must be more restrained in how she engages with and addresses the 'outsiders'.
Romila Thapar's recent lecture on Max Weber, in which she rightly pointed out the many misrepresentations of Hindu society in his body of work, demonstrates why ideological adversaries in scholarship should not be branded as evil. Rather, engaging them with reason and objectivity is a much more useful and productive course of action for both sides of the debate.
Madhu Kishwar's book is a well researched, meticulously compiled and honest account of the dynamics and evolution of the complex relationship between the current PM of India and the largest minority community of the country and how the media has tried to shape it for the worse.
Rajiv Malhotra's new book, 'Academic Hinduphobia', is a serious commentary on the ineptness of the so-called experts of Hinduism, holding positions of power and prestige at American universities and is a pleasant read, rich with anecdotes from the author's personal journey.