An Indian writer and scholar who is considered one of the pioneers of modern Hindi literature. He was born in a village in Uttar Pradesh in 1893 and spent much of his life traveling and studying the cultures and languages of different regions of India. Sankrityayan was a prolific writer and produced a large body of work that includes over 100 books on a wide range of subjects, including history, sociology, politics, culture, and linguistics. He is best known for his translations of ancient Indian texts and his contributions to the development of the Hindi language. He played a pivotal role in giving travelogue a ‘literary form’.
A well-known traveler and his adventures around the world were a source of inspiration for many of his writings. Twain was born and raised in the United States, but he traveled extensively throughout his life, visiting many different countries and writing about his experiences. Twain was known for his wit, humor, and ability to find the absurdities and ironies in the places he visited, and his travel writings are often considered classics of American literature.
A Moroccan scholar and explorer who is known for his extensive travels throughout the Islamic world and beyond. He was born in 1304 in Tangier, Morocco and began his travels at the age of 21, embarking on a journey that would take him to many different parts of the world. Ibn Battuta is believed to have traveled more than 75,000 miles, visiting countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He wrote about his travels in a book called the “Rihla,” which means “journey” in Arabic.