About Salil Tripathi

Salil Tripathi was born in Bombay, India. For many years a correspondent in India, Singapore and Hong Kong for publications including India Today and Far Eastern Economic Review, he moved to London in 1999. He is a contributing editor at Mint and at Caravan in India. In the UK, he has been board member of English PEN from 2009 to 2013, and with novelist Kamila Shamsie, he co-chaired PEN’s Writers-at-Risk Committee. In November 2011, he won the third prize at the Bastiat Awards for Journalism about free societies, in New York.

Salil has written for The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Salon, and The Philadelphia Inquirer in the United States; The Guardian, The Independent, The New Statesman, The Spectator, Prospect, and Index on Censorship in the United Kingdom; Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong; Global Asia in South Korea; The National in the United Arab Emirates; Shinchosha in Japan, and a few other publications. In India, he had been assistant editor at the Indian Post and senior correspondent at India Today.

He has been a senior visiting fellow for business and human rights at the Kennedy School, Harvard University, and is also an adviser to several global initiatives involving business and human rights. He graduated from the University of Bombay and later obtained his Masters in Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College in the United States.

Offence: The Hindu Case, about the rise of Hindu nationalism and its implications on free expression, is his first book. Currently, he is working on several book projects – one on the Bangladesh war of liberation and its aftermath, a collection of travel essays, and another, with Devangshu Datta, on a corporate scandal in India.

7 comments on “About Salil Tripathi

  1. We Indians back home are proud of you; the more the fame, the greater the brickbats- take it without batting an eyelid!

  2. [...] with the author’s permission. Writer, columnist and human rights advisor Salil Tripathi is the author of Offence: The Hindu Case. ) Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLike this:LikeBe [...]

  3. Parvathi Menon says:

    hi Salil, I am a correspondent for The Hindu based out of London. I really need to contact you about something. could you give me an email or phone number? Thanks, Parvathi Menon

  4. Visitar says:

    Thanks for finally talking about >About Salil Tripathi
    Offence: The Hindu Case <Liked it!

  5. Abshar says:

    I came to know about your existence only few months back. Since then a good portion of free time goes into reading your articles or articles which you tweet. And as I am currently in London away from home(Delhi) I have a lot of free time. As a reader in general and Indian in particular I am very proud of you.
    Continue being a good writer and good person which you are.
    God bless you.

  6. salil61 says:

    Thank you Abshar for your very kind words. I’m deeply touched. All the best to you for 2014.

    Salil

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