Jahanara Naushin was born in the village of Jabagram, West Bengal, in 1933, but migrated to East Pakistan in 1954 after her marriage. She completed her MA from Rajshahi University. She joined the educational cadre and worked in various academic and administrative capacities. She writes in the different genres of both fiction and non-fiction. Among her collections of short stories are Bohe Na Je Nadi and Hari Katth. Her novels include Pitomohir Pakhi, Ujanpurer Orchestra, and Duhito. She received the Saadat Ali Akhand Literary Award of the Bangla Academy in 2012 and the Anannya Literary Award in 2014. The Woman Who Ate Cooking Pots contains a selection of her short stories translated in English. While some of the stories reveal her feminist sympathies, others suggest that she can as easily weave stories around male protagonists. She exposes the harsh realities of rural life and her stories can also indulge in quiet humour.