Urmila Pawar’s Aayadan - A New Perspective
Urmila Pawar is an Indian writer, belongs to the Dalit community. She was a feminist. She was born in Adgaon village of Ratnagiri district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. However, when she was 12 years old, she and her family indoctrinated to Buddhism along with other members of their community after B.R. Ambedkar’s call to people from the Dalit community to deny Hinduism Pawar was keenly conscious of her caste identity even as a child because of the repeated instances of impartiality and humiliation she faced in her school and other places she talks about an incident in school where her classmates invited her for a supper but clearly told her not to bring any food. Post-lunch, she also found herself as a topic of gossip or having eaten too much food. She also recites an incident where her English teacher embarrassed her for her poor English.
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