WorldCat Identities

Pavāra, Urmilā

Works: 12 works in 39 publications in 4 languages and 1,349 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PK2418.P344, 891.4687109
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Urmilā Pavāra
Most widely held works by Urmilā Pavāra
The weave of my life : a Dalit woman's memoirs by Urmilā Pavāra( )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My mother used to weave aaydans, the Marathi generic term for all things made from bamboo. I find that her act of weaving and my act of writing are organically linked. The weave is similar. It is the weave of pain, suffering, and agony that links us."Activist and award-winning writer Urmila Pawar recounts three generations of Dalit women who struggled to overcome the burden of their caste. Dalits, or untouchables, make up India's poorest class. Forbidden from performing anything but the most undesirable and unsanitary duties, for years Dalits were believed to be racially inferior and polluted by nature and were therefore forced to live in isolated communities. Pawar grew up on the rugged Konkan coast, near Mumbai, where the Mahar Dalits were housed in the center of the village so the upper castes could summon them at any time. As Pawar writes, "the community grew up with a sense of perpetual insecurity, fearing that they could be attacked from all four sides in times of conflict. That is why there has always been a tendency in our people to shrink within ourselves like a tortoise and proceed at a snail's pace." Pawar eventually left Konkan for Mumbai, where she fought for Dalit rights and became a major figure in the Dalit literary movement. Though she writes in Marathi, she has found fame in all of India. In this frank and intimate memoir, Pawar not only shares her tireless effort to surmount hideous personal tragedy but also conveys the excitement of an awakening consciousness during a time of profound political and social change
We also made history : women in the Ambedkarite movement by Urmilā Pavāra( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amhihi itihas ghadawala = Urmila Pawar and the making of history : excerpts from a dialogue with Urmila Pawar at the Oral History Workshop, January 18, 1998 by C. S Lakshmi( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the life and works of Urmilā Pavāra, a controversial Marathi author
Āmhīhī itihāsa ghaḍavalā : Āmbeḍakarī caḷavaḷīta striyāñcā sahabhāga by Urmilā Pavāra( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in Marathi and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contribution of women to Dalit movement propounded by Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, 1892-1956, Indian statesman
Cauthī bhinta by Urmilā Pavāra( Book )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Marathi and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motherwit by Urmilā Pavāra( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hātacā 1 by Urmilā Pavāra( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Marathi and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sahāvã boṭa by Urmilā Pavāra( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Marathi and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eyedan by Urmilā Pavāra( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.14 for The weave ... to 1.00 for Collāta k ...)

The weave of my life : a Dalit woman's memoirs
Struggle that was my life : a dalit woman's memoirs
Alternative Names
Pavāra Urmilā

Pawar, Urmila

Pawar, Urmila 1945-

Urmilā Pavāra

Urmilā Pavāra 1945-

Urmila Pawar

Urmila Pawar writer

उर्मिला पवार​

पवार​ उर्मिला

ஊர்மிளா பவார்

ఉర్మిల పవార్

ഊർമ്മിള പവാർ

English (25)

Marathi (11)

Hindi (2)

Tamil (1)