The Weave Of My Life - A Dalit Woman's Memoirs
- Author: Urmila Pawar
- Publisher: Women Unlimited
- ISBN: 9788185604909
Aaydan is a generic term used for all things made from bamboo; Translated for the first time in to English as The Weave of my life, Urmilas memoirs describe the long journey from the Konkan to Mumbai, bringing to a fruition the struggle of three generations for a dalit modernity, about which readers have hitherto heard so little. Aaydan Urmila Pawars thought provoking memoirs, spare no one including herself. Urmila Pawar is one of the foremost literary figures in Marathi. Her short stories, though comparatively few in number, have caught the imagination of present day readers.the author links her mothers act of weaving baskets, aaydans, to her own act of writing. Urmila writes frankly of the private and public aspects of her life: of falling in love with Harishchandra as a young teenager, and marrying him in the teeth of family opposition, of the young couple and their children moving to Mumbai, of her many sustaining friendships with women and her work.