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Sunita Dwivedi

Sunita Dwivedi hails from Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, where the Great Buddha attained mahaparinirvana. She began her career as a journalist, working for several dailies, including The Times of India and Hindustan Times. In 1997, she left her full-time job to pursue her passion for travelling and photography on the Silk Road through Asia and Europe. She has authored three historiographical travelogues—Buddhist Heritage Sites of India (2006), covering the ancient monastic settlements associated with the life of the Buddha; In Quest of the Buddha: A Journey on the Silk Road (2009), based on her journeys in China; and Buddha in Central Asia: A Travelogue (2014), narrating her many sojourns in Afghanistan and Central Asian republics.