Anindita Ghose is a writer and journalist based in Mumbai. She was previously the Editor of the Mint Lounge, the Saturday magazine supplementary of the Mint, and the Features Director of Vogue India. She completed her MA in Linguistics and Semiotics from the University of Mumbai and has an MA in Arts & Culture Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York. In 2019, she was a Hawthornden Writing Fellow. Her first novel The Illuminated (2021), published by HarperCollins India, has been on the best-selling fiction lists of many publications. It engages with powerful and topical themes centered on women making their individual journeys in search of identities unapologetically their own, moored in but not helmed in by the fraught and fractured socio-political milieu.