Sohini Chattopadhyay is a journalist with several national and international honours to her name, and a National Award-winning film critic. Her writing has been commissioned by The New York Times, Guardian, Lancet Psychiatry, South China Morning Post, Hindu, Mint, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, and leading national and international publications. Her work has been translated into German, Bengali, Tamil and Malayalam.

Her remarkable new book, The Day I Became a Runner: A Women’s History of India Through the Lens of Sport, tells the story of India from the 1930s to the present moment through the lives of eight athletes and one running school in Marathwada.