Arun Sadhu (Devanagari: अरुण साधु) (b. 1942) is a writer and a freelance journalist from Maharashtra, India. He has written in Marathi, Hindi, and English. He is better known for his novel "Simhasan" and "Mumbai Dinank"
In his earlier career, Sadhu worked in different capacities on the staff of a few national English newspapers and then served for six years as a professor and the head of the Department of Communication and Journalism at Pune University.
Sadhu, the outgoing president of 2008 Marathi Sahitya Sammelan held in Sangli left its inaugural function, protesting that Marathi writers who were sitting on the Sammelan platform along with some politicians were being "overshadowed" by the politicians by way of curtailment of time slots in the inaugural schedule for the writers on the platform through presidential protocol.
Sadhu has written several novels, collections of his short stories, and a few books on contemporary history as well as written editorials opposing violence. The following is a partial list of his books.
- Kakasaheb Gadgil (In English and Hindi)
- Fidel, Che Ani Kranti
- Dragon Jaga Jhalyawar
- Mumbai Dinank (1973) (and also its Hindi version Bambai Dinank)
- Padgam (a play) (1988)
- Glanirbhavati Bharat (short stories)
- Tisari Kranti
The script of the movie Simhasan, which was made in the 1970s, was adapted from Sadhu's novels Mumbai Dinank and Simhasan.
Along with Sooni Taraporevala and Daya Pawar, Sadhu was a co-script writer of the movie Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar (2000).
- Swatee Kher (Sep 25, 2010). "Now, MNS to open library in name of Sena chief's father". Indian Express. Retrieved 2010-01-06.
Raj ... bought several books of authors like ... Arun Sadhu ... for the library.
- Arun Sadhu (August 30, 2008). "Support Marathi, not violence". Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 2010-01-06.
I am surprised that the intelligent, cosmopolitan lot in metropolitan Mumbai is shy of having signboards in a script which is understood almost all over India.
arun sadhu : vyakti ani wangmayadarshan,Ph.D. Thesis by Dr.Rahul Hande,Sangmner