Pradnya Daya Pawar

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Pradnya Daya Pawar, also known as Pradnya Lokhande, (born February 11, 1966), is an Indian poet and fiction writer of Marathi descent.[1]

Pawar has been a member of the Maharashtra State Literary and Cultural Board. Recently she returned her state government awards in protest against what she believes is a rising atmosphere of intolerance and hate in India. A Buddhist, Pawar is the daughter of Daya Pawar. [2]

Writings[edit]

  • Antahstha (Marathi: अंतःस्थ) (1993, 2004)
  • Utkat Jiwaghenya Dhagiwar (Marathi: उत्कट जीवघेण्या धगीवर)(2002)
  • Mi Bhidawu Pahatey Samagrashi Dola (Marathi: मी भिडवू पहातेय समग्राशी डोळा) (2007)
  • Aarpaar Layit Pranantik (Marathi: आरपार लयीत प्राणांतिक) (2009,2010)
  • Drushyancha Dhobal Samudra (Marathi: दृश्यांचा ढोबळ समुद्र) (2013)

Other writings[edit]

  • Dhadant Khairalanji (Marathi: धादान्त खैरलांजी), a 2007 play
  • Kendra Ani Parigh (Marathi: केन्द्र आणि परिघ), a 2004 collection of columns
  • Mi Bhayankarachya Darwajyat Ubha Ahe - Namdeo Dhasal Yanchi Nivadak Kavita (Marathi: मी भयंकराच्या दरवाज्यात उभा आहे - नामदेव ढसाळ यांची निवडक कविता), a work co-edited with Satish Kalsekar, 2007
  • Disha - Mahavidyalayin Kavi - Kavyitrinchya Kavita (Marathi: दिशा - महाविद्यालयीन कवी - कवयित्रींच्या कविता), a work co-edited with Nitin Rindhe, 2007
  • Afawa Khari Tharawi Mhanun (Marathi: अफवा खरी ठरावी म्हणून), a 2010 collection of short stories
  • Tehaltikori (Marathi: टेहलटिकोरी), a 2016 collection of columns

Honors & Awards[edit]

  • Matoshree Bhimabai Ambedkar Award (2003)[3]
  • Birsa Munda Rashtriya Sahitya Puraskar
  • Maharashtra Foundation Award
  • Shanta Shelke Award
  • Maharashtra State's Balkavi and Indira Sant Vishesh Puraskar
  • Bodhivardhan Award
  • Maharashtra State's Ga.La.Thokal Vishesh Puraskar
  • Vanita Samaj Gaurav Puraskar

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.womenswriting.com/WomensWriting/AuthorProfileDetail.asp?AuthorID=241 Archived 2013-02-09 at Archive.today
  2. ^ https://indianexpress.com/article/gender/how-three-generations-of-dalit-women-writers-saw-their-identities-and-struggle-4984202/
  3. ^ "Dailyhunt". m.dailyhunt.in. Retrieved 13 November 2018.