Aroon Tikekar (1944 – 2016) was an Indian scholar and authority on Mumbai, as well as a journalist. He worked as a college teacher for some years, then became the Language and Literature Expert and Acquisitions Specialist at the US Library of Congress Office in New Delhi. His career in newspapers started with a job as Reference Chief with the Times of India. He then became a Senior Assistant Editor with the Maharashtra Times.
He was appointed editor of the Marathi newspaper Loksatta, published by the Indian Express Group, and held that position from 1991 to 2002. He was the recipient of several literary and journalism awards. He has written more than twenty books in Marathi and in English. His PhD thesis The Kincaids: Two Generation of a British Family in the Indian Civil Service was published as a book, exploring the lives of the civil servants and authors Charles Augustus Kincaid and his son, Dennis Kincaid. His Marathi books include Jana-Mana and Sthal-Kaal.
His lectures given at the University of Mumbai on Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade were published as a book, Ranade: The Renaissance Man. In 2006 he published The Cloister’s Pale: A Biography of the University of Mumbai which interweaves the history of the university with the history of the city.