Saraswati Nandini Majumdar is a writer and musician. She grew up in Banaras and has always been fascinated by its lanes and life. Nandini is associated with NIRMAN, a non-profit organisation based in Banaras that works for education and the arts (www.nirman.info). She will donate all royalties from the sale of Banaras: Walks Through India's Sacred City to NIRMAN, for community and arts revitalisation projects in Banaras. Other than this book of walks, Nandini has also published children's books with NIRMAN (Cows, Satya's Boat, The River at Night, Rain!).