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Bhargavaram Viththal Varerkar
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
3 April 1956 – 1964 (his death)
Personal details
Born1883 (1883)
Died1964 (aged 80–81)
Writing career
SubjectLaborers under the dominance of their employers and the plight of women under male dominance
Notable worksWidhawa Kumari, Parat Bhet, Dhawata Dhota

Bhargavaram Viththal Varerkar (1883–1964), also known as Mama Warerkar,[1] was a Marathi writer from Bombay Presidency, India.

Varerkar was born in 1883 in Chiplun in the Konkan region. He attended high schools in Malvan, Dapoli and Ratnagiri. Before graduating he left his studies, worked for a while as a postal clerk, then migrated to Mumbai.

Varerkar wrote the play Kunjawihari (कुंजविहारी) in 1907. He wrote other plays with historic, mythological and social themes; he wrote many novels, short stories and film scripts. His writings strongly reflected his empathy for laborers under the dominance of their employers and the plight of women under male dominance.

He translated into Marathi many novels of Bengali writer Sharat Chandra Chatterji.

Varerkar presided over Marathi Sahitya Sammelan in Dhule in 1944. Later, he was nominated to Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Indian Parliament.





  1. ^ "Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellow". New Delhi: Sangeet Natak Akademi. Archived from the original on 2 March 2021. Retrieved 4 January 2017.