Aruna Dhere born in 1953 is a Marathi litterateur who has written over forty books in different genres including poetry, children’s literature and social history, with an enduring emphasis on the lives and worlds of women. She has also written criticism on Marathi literature, folk literature and the epics.
Her books of poetry include Prarambha, Jaave Janmaakade, Nilya Paradarshak Andharaat and Matraakshar. She is the recipient of numerous awards, among them are the Acharya Atre Award and the Kavi Kusumagraj Award. She has worked as an editor, lecturer and producer. She is currently the director of the research centre ‘Shashwati’ in Pune.