Dr Tarana Husain Khan is a writer and food historian based in Rampur and articles on Rampur cuisine, culture and oral history have appeared in Scroll, The Wire and DailyO and she also wrote a monthly column on Rampur cuisine, ‘Food Fables’ in DailyO. She hosts a website on Rampur’s cultural and culinary history (taranakhanauthor.com) and founded the ‘Rampur Book Club’ in 2016 to promote the reading of world literature in Rampur. Her first novel, ‘I’m Not a Bimbette’ (2015) and its sequel ‘Cyber Bullied’ (2020) was published by Juggernaut Books. Her historical fiction, ‘The Begum and the Dastan’ by Tranquebar Westland and her book on Rampur cuisine, ‘Rampuri Cuisine: Food Fables, Memories and Recipes’, by Penguin India are her latest works. She is currently working on a Global Challenges Research Fund and Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research project, ‘Forgotten Food: Culinary Memory, Local Heritage and Lost Agricultural Varieties in India.” She was recently awarded the KLF Book Awards 2021 for “The Begum and the Dastan”, Tranquebar, Westland.