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Hareshwar Marde’s book cover

Hareshwar Gopal Marde, 88, was born in a koli (fishing caste) family in a small village called Ghivali. He would help his mother dry Bombay duck (or lizardfish) and madeli fish as a child. Education was neglected in the village community, and children would start working from an early age. Marde, however, was determined to complete his education, which he did at the school in Ghivali and then Tarapur High School.

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