Aroon Tikekar

Aroon Tikekar

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Aroon Tikekar Profile

  • Name:
  • Aroon Tikekar
  • Born:
  • February 1, 1944

Aroon Tikekar Biography

Aroon Tikekar or Aruna Tikekara is an Indian scholar, journalist and an author who has published more than 20 books. His English books are The Kincaids, two generations of a British family in the Indian civil service (1992), Ranade - The Renaissance Man (2000), The cloister's pale: a biography of the University of Mumbai (2006) and  Mumbai De-Intellectualized: Rise and Decline of a Culture of Thinking. A few of his Marathi columns for newspapers have been published later in the form of book collections. A few of those published works include - Samaaj-Spandane, Taratamya in 5 volumes, Jana-Mana, Sthala-Kaal,   Aswastha Maharashtra in 2 volumes, Kaalmeemansaa and Saramsha.


Aroon Tikekar was born on 1 February 1944 in a family of authors and journalists. After studies, he worked as a college lecturer for several years. Later he served as Language and Literature Expert and Acquisitions Specialist at the U.S. Library of Congress Office in New Delhi. His association as a journalist started with Times of India where he worked as a Reference Chief. He has also worked as a Senior Assistant Editor with the Maharashtra Times and as Archival Research Chief at the Times of India. He was the editor of Marathi newspaper Loksatta, published by the Indian Express Group during the period - 1991 to 2002.


He has also served as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Journalism and Communications at the University of Pune in 2009. As a journalist, he has received several awards. Tikekar is an ardent defender of the Marathi language press who has served as President of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai. Tikakir has been active in campaigning for funds to restore damaged books in the library. To support his research, Aroon Tikekar has built a collection of about 3,000 rare books.

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Updated: December 28, 2013

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