A representative of Krishnakriti Foundation, one of the organisers of the event, confirmed that the lecture titled "Unpopular Stories: Narrating the Indo-Islamic Past and Navigating Present-day Prejudices" was cancelled but did not elaborate.
"I deeply regret that my presentation and the subsequent exchange of ideas will not occur.
"Today is a sad day for the pursuit of knowledge and academic freedom, and it is a happy day for proponents of the Hindu Rashtra," Truschke wrote in a Facebook post.
"The subject of 'Unpopular Stories', proved a bit too true, perhaps, when the Hindu Right protested to the police."
"The revised schedule is that I will not visit Hyderabad on this trip to India, regretfully," she said in another tweet.
"I saw only one such letter, and it was from an individual with self-admitted connections to the RSS, BJP and BJPM," Truschke claimed.
She said she was to speak on several areas of her academic research, including Mughal history and Sanskrit literature.
Truschke said she was especially looking forward to talking with Hyderabadis about 'Aurangzeb's brutal assaults' on sultanates in the Deccan in the 1680s and debates concerning what brought about the end of Indian Buddhism in the early second millennium CE.
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