Maya Pandit

Maya Pandit has been a translator, researcher, teacher of English and a poet in Marathi. She has been involved with Feminist and Dalit studies, Translation Studies, English Language Education and Teacher Development, areas on which she has published extensively. She has translated plays, autobiographies and narrative fiction by both dalit and non-dalit writers from Marathi into English which include  G M Pawar’s biography of Vitthal Ramji Shinde, (NBT), Mahatma Jotiba Phule’s Slavery (Left Word), Baby Kamble’s autobiography The Prisons we Broke (Orient Blackswan) , Urmila Pawar’s  autobiography The Weave of My Life (Stree), Sanjay Pawar’s play Pass the Buck on Brother, Jayant Pawar’s play The Nowhere People (Book World), G P Deshpande’s play Chanakya (Seagull).  She has also translated Dario Fo’s The Accidental Death and Awakening in Marathi which have been staged on the Marathi stage. She has directed a film for the Sahitya Akademi on Marathi Dalit Women   called Voices from the Margin. She has written a book Gopal Ganesh Agarkar (Sahitya Akademi) and two grammar books for schools Adventures with Grammar (OUP). Her collection of Marathi poems is being published soon. She has been a Charles Wallace Trust Fellow and has been actively associated with women’s movement and experimental theatre in Maharashtra. She teaches at EFL University, Hyderabad.