Salil Tripathi was born in India and lives in London. He chairs PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee. He has been a correspondent in Southeast Asia and has written for many major international publications. His books include Offense: The Hindu Case (Seagull, 2009), The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and its Unquiet Legacy (Aleph, 2014, Yale 2016), and Detours: Songs of the Open Road (Tranquebar, 2015). He is currently working on a book on Gujaratis.