is librarian by profession and an activist from women’s movement since
She is one of the founder members of Mumbai based organisation
'Stree Mukti Sanghatana'
and at present it's President. She has written 6 plays so far.
These are musical satires on women's issues, children's education and
child labour respectively. She
on the Women’s Playwrights International. One of her plays 'Mulagi
Zali Ho' [Girl is Born] has been translated in eight Indian languages
and has over 2000 performances in the last 22 years. She has written
the lyrics and composed the music for the same and enacted
in more than 500 bi-lingual performances. Mulagi Zali Ho also has the
distinction of being presented for the International audiences first
time at Women Playwrights International Conference in
in 1994 and again in Beijing Women’s Conference in 1995. She has
also written several songs for the Women's Movement. The song, 'Le
Adha Akash' is included in
'Post Beijing Poetry' published by
. She has scripted two short films on women’s empowerment for W.D.C.
Maharashtra. She is also a freelance writer for magazines, newspapers
All India Radio. She is one of the editors of Training manuals
on Adolescent sensitization and Waste pickers training respectively
published by Stree Mukti Sanghatana. As an activist, she has initiated
and lead two major projects for Stree Mukti Sanghatana
[Quest]; an adolescent sensitization programme under which one lakh
fifty thousand students are covered so far.
Vikas [Neighbourhood Development]; a project under which 2000 women
road waste pickers [ragpickers] have been organized and trained in
environmental entrepreneurship, leadership, saving groups, literacy,
health and in alternative skill such as composting
and gardening. and helped in finding out
At present she is one of the conveners of the
on Waste management and ‘Swachha’
of waste pickers in
Japanese Broadcasting Corporation, made a documentary on her, for it's
at Crossroads' which was telecast in September 1999.