Urmila Pawar is a Marathi writer who has published several short story collections, including Motherwit, also published by Zubaan.
Urmila Pawar (b. 1945) received an MA from the University of Bombay and for many years worked in the department of labor welfare for the government of Maharashtra. She is the author of two acclaimed short story collections, Sahava Botand Chauthi Bhint, and, with Meenakshi Moon, coauthored a book on the role of women in the Dalit movement. She was also an actor in radical Marathi theater and a playwright.Wandana Sonalkar was educated in Cambridge, U.K., where she read Mathematics and then Sanskrit and Ancient Indian History, and finally graduated in the Economics Tripos. Her Ph.D. thesis was on Amartya Sen's Welfare Economicsand his dialogue with feminist economists. She teaches economics at Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. At present she is also director of their Women's Studies Centre. She has been writing on caste since about 1985, and her translation, with a comprehensive introduction, of Urmila Pawar and Meenakshi Moon's book on the participation of women in the Ambedkar movement, Amhihi Itihaas Ghadavila, was published by Zubaan books, New Delhi.