Sarojini Babar

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Sarojini Babar
Born 7 January 1920
Vangani, Sangali District, British India
Died 19 April 2008
Language Marathi
Nationality Indian
Education MA, PhD
Alma mater Mumbai University

Sarojini Babar (Devanagari: सरोजिनी बाबर) (January 7, 1920 – April 19, 2008) was a Marathi writer and a politician from Maharashtra, India.

Babar was born on January 7, 1920 in the town of Vangani in Sangli District of Maharashtra. After finishing her high school studies in Islampur, she joined S. P. College in Pune and secured her bachelor's degree from Mumbai University in 1944. Subsequently, she obtained her master's and doctoral degrees, also from Mumbai University.

She was a member of the legislative assembly of Maharashtra state during 1952–57 and 1964–66. She was a member of Indian Rajya Sabha during 1968–74.

Since 1950, for many years Babar was the editor of Samaj Shikshan Mala (समाज शिक्षण माला) magazine.

Literary work

Novels

  • Kamalache Jale (कमळाचं जाळं) (1946)
  • Ajita (अजिता) (1953)
  • Athawatey Tewadhe Sangate (आठवतंय तेवढं सांगते) (1955)
  • Swayamwar (स्वयंवर) (1979)

Collection of poems

  • Jholana (झोळणा) (1964)

Other works

  • Wanita Saraswat (वनिता सारस्वत) (1961)
  • Stri Shikshanachi Watchal (स्त्रीशिक्षणाची वाटचाल) (1968)
  • Striyanche Khel Ani Gani (स्त्रियांचे खेळ आणि गाणी) (1977)
  • Mi Pahilele Yashawantrao (मी पाहिलेले यशवंतराव) (1988)
  • Karagiri (कारागिरी) (1992)
  • Rajvilasi Kevda (1969/1970) includes poem by Smt Mandakini Shankarrao Thorat