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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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Subuhi Jiwani
  A shorthand for Namdeo Dhasal (February 15, 1949 – January 15, 2014) is that he was a Marathi poet and a Dalit activist-organiser. Another, which partly collapses these, is that he was a Marathi Dalit poet. A third, a fourth and a fifth: a poet of the poison-tipped pen; Maharashtra’s pre-eminent…
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