Chitrita Banerji is a Bengali-American writer who examines the relationships between memory, history, culture, religion, and food in her works. She is the author of several books on Indian food and culture, including Eating India: An Odyssey into the Food and Culture of the Land of Spices (2007), listed among the best new food books of 2008 by Time Out, London. Her work has been included in Best American Travel Writing 2006. Her other work includes the novel Mirror City (2014), and the biography Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: The Story of Bengal’s Greatest Bhakti Saint (2018). She is a member of the board of the Culinary Historians of Boston.