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Prof. Amiya P. Sen
Swami Vivekananda is mostly taken to be a patriot or a prophet of modern India, but buried within these characterisations are also somewhat intriguing comments on contemporary Indian society that are not as well known, including his views on women and women empowerment. On this International Women'…
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Vaishnavi Mahurkar
  Urmila Pawar (b. 1945) belongs to the Mahar community and grew up in a small village near Ratnagiri in the Konkan area. Her father’s insistence on educating the children eventually led to Pawar’s moving to the city of Mumbai to study. She went on to become a prominent figure: an activist involved…
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Vaishnavi Mahurkar
This module engages with the work of Urmila Pawar, focusing on her short stories, which draw on her celebrated autobiographical work in Marathi titled Aaydaan, translated as The Weave of My Life: A Dalit Woman's Memoirs by Maya Pandit. Pawar’s feminism is evident in her writings; she has not only…
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