Ardeshir Ruttonji Wadia (1888–1971) was an author from India who was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1961 by Government of India for his contribution to literature.[1][2] He was born in Mumbai in 1888 and studied law. He served as a member of Mysore Legislative Council from 1930 to 1931 and from 1942 to 1943. He was a nominated member of Rajya Sabha (the Upper House of Indian Parliament) from 1954 to 1966. He died in 1971.[3]


  • The Life and Teachings of Zoroaster
  • The Ethics of Feminism: A study of the revolt of woman
  • Democracy and society
  • The Bombay dockyard and the Wadia master builders
  • History and philosophy of social work in India
  • The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi: And Other Essays, Philosophical and Sociological