Ira Mukhoty was educated in Delhi and Cambridge, where she studied Natural Sciences. After a peripatetic youth, she returned to Delhi to raise her two daughters. Living in one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, she developed an interest in the evolution of mythology and history and its relevance to the status of women in India. Heroines is her first book. It traces the idea of heroism in the Indian woman’s context, and the manner in which memory is transformed. She is currently working on a book on the disappeared women of the Great Mughals, due for release in May 2018.