Taran N. Khan is a journalist and non-fiction writer based in Mumbai. She grew up in Aligarh and was educated in Delhi and London. She writes on gender, Islam, popular culture and cinema, and has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council for her work on Afghanistan. She has been published widely in India and abroad (Al Jazeera, Caravan, Himal Southasian, Berfrois, Guernica and Scroll). She has been travelling to Afghanistan since 2006.