Hema Rairkar (1939-2010)

Born in Maharashtra in 1939, graduated in Economics. She was actively associated with action-groups of peasant women in villages of Pune district. She followed and facilitated their attempts of self-learning in study groups concerned with current gender issues.

She organised, in particular on the grindmill songs, seminars bringing together social animators, school teachers, professors of Marathi and social sciences, and those peasant women themselves who reappropriate their tradition.

Heam Rairkar expired on 25 March 2010.

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