Detours: Songs of the Open Road
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About the Book

When Salil Tripathi began writing a travel column for a well known newspaper, he consciously decided to veer off the beaten track and not showcase the food and drink or the fabulous hotels and world class restaurants of a country. Instead, it was his insights into a place that defined a country and its people when viewed from the prism of history, culture and literature. Culled from his extensive travel writings, Detours: Songs of the Open Road is split into three parts, the first section called, War & After is a riveting account of places that were shattered due to terrible wars or human rights violations; the second titled, Words & Images, about places he visualised better because certain writers or artists made those places fascinating; and the third called Loss & Remembrance, is a wonderful personal journey about countries he visited with his wife who died in 2006 and which he later revisited with his sons as remembrance to a beloved. Detours: Songs of the Open Road is a remarkable travel diary of a man who holds your hand and takes you through fascinating journeys which you make your own by the end of his travel.

About the Author

Salil Tripathi was born in Bombay, where he studied at New Era School and Sydenham College, and obtained his MBA at the Tuck School at Dartmouth College in United States. He was a foreign correspondent in Singapore in the 1990s and now lives in London. He writes for Mint, Caravan, and many other publications around the world. His journalism has won several awards including the Red Ink Award for Human Rights Journalism from the Mumbai Press Club in 2015; one of the Bastiat Awards in New York in 2011; and one of the Citibank Awards for Economic Journalism in 1994. Salil was on the board of English PEN, 2009-2013.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9789385152924
Publisher: Tranquebar
Binding: Paperback
Language: ENGLISH
No of Pages: 384
Returnable: N
Width: 138 mm
ISBN-10: 9385152920
Publisher Date: 29 Dec 2015
Height: 213 mm
MediaMail: Y
PrintOnDemand: Y
Spine Width: 20 mm