Monisha Rajesh is a British journalist and travel writer whose writing has appeared in Time magazine, The New York Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Telegraph, in which she wrote a monthly column about travelling the world by train. Her first book Around India in 80 Trains (2012) was named one of The Independent’s best books on India, and her second book Around the World in 80 Trains has just been published to great acclaim. “A rare rising star of the genre”, (Daily Mail), Monisha was born in Norfolk and mostly raised in Yorkshire – with a brief stint in Madras. She currently lives in London with her husband and daughter.

See her website here or find her on Twitter @monisha_rajesh