Reshma Aquil was born in Allahabad and educated in St. Mary’s Convent and the University of Allahabad, where she taught at the Department of English. Two of her collections of poetry, The Unblending and Shadows of Fire were published by Writers Workshop, India, in 2003. She also wrote Sleeping Wind (Singapore: Ethos Books, 2001), and her poems were brought out in Poetry India: Voices of Many Worlds (British Council Division and the Poetry Society, India), Journal of the Poetry Society, India and Chandrabhaga. She passed away in 2012. You can read more about her in The Telegraph, India.