Salil Tripathi

Salil Tripathi writes for Mint and the Caravan, besides other publications. He chairs PEN International’s writers in prison committee. Born in Mumbai, he is the author of three works of non-fiction and lives in New York.

Letter from New York

An account of life under COVID-19 from the new epicentre of the pandemic.

Apr 15, 2020

Is the mob ruling the roost?

JNU violence shows the fringe is at the Centre.

Jan 07, 2020

Caging the canary

Raids and arrests in India exhibit intolerance of dissent.

Sep 04, 2018

Of Eco and echoes

Silencing of the argumentative Indian.

Sep 17, 2016

Unaccounted citizens

The Rohingya struggle to find a place for themselves inside and outside Myanmar.

Jun 04, 2016

The tomb of Sha-Za-Fa

BOOK EXTRACT: A writer in search of Bahadur Shah Zafar’s tomb in Burma.

Dec 24, 2015

Bangladeshi inquisitions

Freedom of expression in Bangladesh is caught between the machete and the magistrate.

Sep 01, 2015

Latest Articles

The deep roots of Myanmar’s crisis

Can the history of Myanmar’s political economy help us make sense of the military coup?

The anatomy of Urdu

How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

CNN in Myanmar, environmental crises, and Tibetan cinema

Southasiasphere podcast episode 06: Updates and analysis from around the region.

Translating a pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 terminology on Southasian languages.