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Professor of South Asian history | https://t.co/ZFoGuA2S6W | https://t.co/rcg50aiLYM
Sep 18, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
I'm going to quickly answer a series of objections that come up *literally* every time I post about the misogynistic filth (and other genres of hate) that are lobbed at me regularly for doing my job as a scholar. #thread Objection: I'm playing the victim.

Reality: I'm accurately describing a phenomenon in which I am not at fault. Nobody deserves the hate mail I receive, absolutely nobody. Also, I'm not asking people to feel sorry for me. I am raising awareness.
Apr 18, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
As a follow-up to my #InternetMahabharata, I want to reflect--briefly--on the actual #Mahabharata, its increasingly overlooked importance, and the #Hindutva undermining of the epic. Thread: Let me start with the personal - I love the Mahabharata. It is an incredible, awesome tale. In fact, many have asked what started me on the road of studying India. The answer is the Mahabharata. I took a class on the epic in college, and I was hooked for life. #Mahabharata
Apr 17, 2018 10 tweets 7 min read
Working hours are over, and I'm back for round two on this little gem. I call it #InternetMahabharata. Thread: economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-… #Mahabharata #epic #academichumor The gods watched the Kurukshetra War as it unfolded, which is to say that they followed the fighters on Twitter. But they had to make sure that they followed all of the fighters, because they kept dying off, meaning their accounts were suspended. #InternetMahabharata #Mahabharata