Distributed for Zubaan Books
Pawar identifies herself as a Dalit woman writer, a Buddhist, and a feminist—and all three identities reveal themselves powerfully in her stories. But the protagonists are not always Dalit, and the mood is not always one of anger, as Pawar eschews the stereotypes that attach themselves to the genre. Her harsh, sometimes vulgar, and always hard-hitting language subverts another stereotype: that of the soft-spoken woman writer.
A brilliant collection of stories from one of India’s foremost Dalit writers, Motherwit brings marginalized voices into the mainstream.