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Salil Tripathi

Salil has worked as a correspondent in India, Singapore and Hong Kong for publications including India Today and Far Eastern Economic Review. He is a contributing editor at Mint and at Caravan in India. From 2009-2013, he was board member of English PEN (UK), and co-chaired PEN’s Writers-at-Risk Committee. In 2011, he won third prize at the Bastiat Awards for Journalism (NY). Salil has written for many publications, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The New Yorker (USA); The Guardian, The Independent, and Index on Censorship (UK); and Far Eastern Economic Review (Hong Kong). He was a senior visiting fellow for business and human rights at the Kennedy School (Harvard), and is an adviser to several global initiatives involving business and human rights. He graduated from the University of Bombay and obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College (USA). Offence: The Hindu Case, on the rise of Hindu nationalism and its implications on free expression, is his first book. Currently, he is working on several book projects, including one on the Bangladesh war of liberation and its aftermath, and another on a corporate scandal in India.