An expert in Russian language, Karuna holds a PhD in Linguistics from Alberta University, Canada. A lecturer by profession she has been an active member of SMS since 1990, and has conducted numerous workshops on various issues related to women’s empowerment.
She is the author of “Shubha Mangala pun Savadhan” a book on pre-marriage counseling and “Baimanus” an introduction to feminism. The book “Baimanus” has won Dr. B.L.Bhole Vaicharik Sahitya Puraskar and Maharashtra Rajya Sahitya Puraskar in 2010.
She has translated 7 highly intellectual books on living a good life, faith, patriarchy and feminism from English to Marathi and opened the doors to world literature to various Marathi speaking households.