Pradnya Daya Pawar
Pradnya Daya Pawar is a leading Marathi Dalit-feminist poet. Her publications include five volumes of poetry, a play, an anthology of short stories, and a collection of columns. She has also co-edited a selection of Namdeo Dhasal’s poetry. Her poetry has been translated into several Indian and foreign languages including Urdu, Kannada, Gujarati, Hindi, Pahadi, Malayalam, Tamil, English, and Russian. She is the recipient of the Maharashtra Foundation Award (2009), Birsa Munda Sanman Puraskar (2009), Bodhivardhan Puraskar (2010) among others. In 2009, she attended the World Book Fair at Moscow as a member of the NBT (National Book Trust) authors’ delegation.