The main protagonist of Adam is named Varad. He represents the common man in this book. The book showcases his journey through life, from the time he is a young lad to the time he matures and is left all alone in society. As Varad matures, he seeks love from women but none of them satisfy that need, instead they use him according to their convenience. The book traces the struggles of his life and how he tries to understand the world. Varad’s love for Nirmala is also documented and his feelings as their relationship starts facing trouble are detailed. This book portrays the problems faced by the common man in his struggle for existence.
Ratnakar Matkari hails from Maharashtra, India, and is a well-known author, producer, and director in Marathi cinema and theatre. He was born in the year 1938, in Mumbai. He is married to Pratibha Matkari, who is also an artist. He has written numerous plays, which include Aranyak, Dubhang, Sate Lote, and Albatya Galbatya. He has acted in some of his own plays as well. The author has also served as a member of the advisory committee of All India Radio.