(A Periodical of Bharati Vidyapeeth)
Vichar Bharati is a quarterly house journal, which Bharati Vidyapeeth has been publishing for last 34 years. The first issue was published in January 1976 and since then its publication has continued without any interruption.
Vichar Bharati is something more than the house journal of Bharati Vidyapeeth. The issues of Vichar Bharati also include, beside periodical reports of the activities of Bharati Vidyapeeth and its branches, serious articles of eminent writers, thinkers and others. The list of its illustrious contributors so far includes such eminent thinkers as Shri V.S. Page, Dr. G.S. Khair, Dr. M.R Mangudkar, Shri Balasaheb Bharde, Dr. Shankarrao Kharat, Prof. G.P Pradhan, Dr. Anand Yadav, Dr. Sarojini Babar and others. Vichar Bharati so far has brought out special issues on many contemporary and important themes such as folk arts, Ayurved, drug addiction etc.
Bharati Vidyapeeth occasionally publishes books on important subjects. This activity was started in 1975 with the publication of Marathi version of "Sugarcane Industry in Maharashtra'', written by Shri Yashwantrao Mohite, a well-known thinker in Maharashtra, and the President of Bharati Vidyapeeth. It was originally published by the Government of Maharashtra in English. In all 60,000 copies of Marathi version of this book were sold out within a very short time and the revenue generated by this activity was of great help for the construction of the building for Shankarrao More Vidyalaya, the first educational unit that was started by Bharati Vidyapeeth. Besides. Bharati Vidyapeeth has published a few more books, to mention a few, a biography of Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, and 'Petlele Partantrya Va Dhumaste Swantantrya', a collection of lectures delivered by Shri Yashwantrao Mohite.
Bharati Vidyapeeth has sponsored publication of "Stri Sahityacha Magova" (3 volumes). This important work contains collection of articles of women writers in Maharashtra published between 1850-1950. This voluminous work received a very warm welcome from the circles of women activists and litterateurs and has won a number of awards. It has tremendous value as a reference work.
Besides, Bharati Vidyapeeth gives generous financial assistance for the publication of books of writers in different spheres, which have social relevance.