Prashant Karhade of APK publishers had collaborated with 26 talented women writers of India to compile the book Ripples. I read 'The Oleander Flowers' by Fehmida and the story was a subtle presentation of the menace of female infanticide in rural India. The rustic doctor kills two girl babies with oleander sap, but the third baby boy is stillborn and turns blue. I was happy to know that Fehmida's stories were first and third in the table of contents!
|Fehmida Zakeer in the middle|