'In Extreme Need of Guidance', the book being serialised here, captures the first 16 years of Sultana Nahar's life. "The Engineer" is the sixth chapter in the book.
I hurt my left knee quite seriously but was too afraid of my father to tell anyone about it. I thought the fault was mine, as though my injury was some kind of crime. So for several days I wore long dresses and kept my knee hidden from everyone even as the wound became infected and the bone began to show.