Aaydaan is a name for articles made from bamboo - trays, baskets, flower baskets, hand fans. And so on. Urmila Pawar's mother created Aaydaan - bamboo handicrafts. Urmila finds a similarity in the words that weave a pattern and the weaving of bamboo strips in her mothers hands which shape an Aaydaan. She becomes mindful of the thread of suffering which binds them together. Born in a Dalit family, Urmila grew up in Konkan. She is aware of being born a Dalit.
At a later stage, her realization of being born a woman raises her consciousness to another level. Urmila travels this journey. She documents it with wry humor. She gains strength because of this journey. Like Aaydaan, Urmila weaves through words, the life stories of many Urmilas, Vimalas, Sushilas, who represent a Dalit woman. Almost all women. The lives of many women unfold through an autobiography whose story needs to be told.