Urmila Pawar

From Mumbai university,  born in a small village of Ratnagiri as the youngest child of a Dalit family. Urmila Pawar learned early in life the meaning of her subordination as a woman and as a dalit . The lesson she learned about the needs of self-confidence, and the courage to overcome these forms of discrimination has stood her in good stead in her attempts to break barriers and reach to the star.

Her Ten books has published including Three Short Story Collection, some selected stories translated in English as “Mother Wit” by Prof. Veena Deo of Hamline University USA (Published by:Zubaan Books) She has won many prestigious prizes for her sensitive exploration of the lives of Dalit women in India . Her Autobiography ’Aydaan’ in particular continues to touch the heart of all lovers of Marathi literature. Additionally a commitment to change the lives of women has made her a member of many organisations.


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