Salil Tripathi is a contributing editor at Mint and Caravan. He has been a foreign correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review. His books include Offence: The Hindu Case (2009), The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and its Unquiet Legacy (2014), and Detours: Songs of the Open Road (2015). His book about Gujaratis is forthcoming. His awards include the Red Ink Award for human rights journalism; third prize at the Bastiat Awards for Journalism about free societies (2011), and the Citibank Pan Asia Journalism Award for economic journalism in Hong Kong (1994). He chairs PEN International’s Writers in Prison Committee.