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Salil Tripathi

The Colonel Who Would Not Repent: The Bangladesh War and Its Unquiet Legacy

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April 29, 2016

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About Salil Tripathi

Salil+Tripathi+was+born+in+Bombay%2C+India.+He+is+a+contributing+editor+at+Mint+and+at+Caravan+in+India.+He+is+currently+Chair%2C+PEN+International%E2%80%99s+Writers+in+Prison+Committee.+In+the+UK%2C+he+was+board+member+of+English+PEN+from+2009+to+2013%2C+and+with+novelist+Kamila+Shamsie%2C+he+co-chaired+English+PEN%E2%80%99s+Writers-at-Risk+Committee.+In+2015%2C+he+received+the+Red+Ink+Award+from+the+Mumbai+Press+Club+for+human+rights+journalism.+November+2011%2C+he+won+the+third+prize+at+the+Bastiat+Awards+for+Journalism+about+free+societies%2C+in+New+York.+In+1994+in+Hong+Kong%2C+he+received+one+of+the+awards+at+the+Citibank+Pan+Asia+Journalism+Awards+for+economic+journalism.+He+was+a+correspondent+in+India+from+1987+to+1990+and+moved+to+Singapore+%28and+later+Hong+Kong%29+from+1991+to+1999.+He+moved+to+London+in+1999.%0D%0A+%0D%0ASalil+has+written+for+The+Wall+Street+Journal%2C+The+International+Herald+Tribune%2C+The+Washington+Post%2C+The+New+York+Times%2C+The+New+Republic%2C+The+New+Yorker%2C+The+San+Francisco+Chronicle%2C+Salon%2C+and+The+Philadelphia+Inquirer+in+the+United+States%3B+The+Guardian%2C+The+Independent%2C+The+New+Statesman%2C+The+Spectator%2C+Prospect%2C+and+Index+on+Censorship+in+the+United+Kingdom%3B+Far+Eastern+Economic+Review+in+Hong+Kong%3B+Global+Asia+in+South+Korea%3B+The+National+in+the+United+Arab+Emirates%3B+Shinchosha+in+Japan%2C+and+a+few+other+publications.+In+India%2C+he+had+been+assistant+editor+at+the+Indian+Post+and+senior+correspondent+at+India+Today.%0D%0A+%0D%0AHe+has+been+a+senior+visiting+fellow+for+business+and+human+rights+at+the+Kennedy+School%2C+Harvard+University%2C+and+is+also+an+adviser+to+several+global+initiatives+involving+business+and+human+rights.+He+studied+at+the+New+Era+School+in+Bombay+and+graduated+from+Sydenham+College+at++the+University+of+Bombay.+He+later+obtained+his+Masters+in+Business+Administration+from+the+Amos+Tuck+School+of+Business+Administration+at+Dartmouth+College+in+the+United+States.%0D%0A+%0D%0AOffence%3A+The+Hindu+Case%2C+about+the+rise+of+Hindu+nationalism+and+its+implications+on+free+expression%2C+is+his+first+book.+His+book+on+the+Bangladesh+War+of+Liberation%2C+The+Colonel+Who+Would+Not+Repent%3A+The+Bangladesh+War+and+its+Unquiet+Legacy++published+by+the+Aleph+Book+Company+in+late+2014+for+the+Indian+subcontinent%2C+will+be+published+worldwide+by+Yale+University+Press+in+Spring+2016.+Detours%3A+Songs+of+the+Open+Road%2C+his+collection+of+travel+writing+is+published+by+Tranquebar+in+December+2015.

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