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Madame Truschke, apart from being married into a Christian evangelical family, works for the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS) which is funded by the Pakistani government.
Earliest mention of her on their website is from 2012 when she received funding for her work.

AIPS agenda is to whitewash Islamic history in India and abroad. Pushing pro-islam anti-hindu garbage is literally her job.
I don't even need to mention her books that couldn't be more blatant in their attempt at pushing lies about indian history and hinduism.

Her conflicts of interest are nakedly visible to one and all.
I hope she rots ☺️

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Thoreau's interest in India and its philosophical texts began when he found the Laws of Manu in Emerson’s library.
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