Aanchal Malhotra is an oral historian and writer based in New Delhi. She writes extensively on the 1947 Partition and its related topics. Her first book, Remnants of a Separation, published internationally under the title, Remnants of Partition, won the Council for Museum Anthropology Book Award 2022, and was shortlisted for the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar, British Academy Book Prize, Hindu Lit for Life Non Fiction Prize, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize and the Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize. Her second book, In the Language of Remembering, was published to critical acclaim and named one of History Today’s Best Books of 2022. Malhotra’s latest work is a debut novel about war and perfume, titled The Book of Everlasting Things.