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Sharada Dwivedi
Indian historian

Sharada Dwivedi

Sharada Dwivedi
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Intro Indian historian
Was Author Historian Art historian
From India
Field Arts Academia Literature Social science
Gender female
Birth 1942, Mumbai, India
Death 6 February 2012 (aged 70 years)
Sydenham College
University of Mumbai
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Sharada Dwivedi मॅराठी:(शारदा द्विवेदी),(c. 1942 – 6 February 2012) was a Mumbai-based author, historian and researcher. She wrote several books on the history and culture of both Indian and Mumbai (formerly Bombay). She was on the panel on the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee. Among her most famous work was Bombay, the Cities Within (1995). She had great fascination for Victorian-era Mumbai and later in her life, she developed a great affection for the city's art deco stylings.


Sharada Dwivedi completed her schooling at Queen Mary School, Mumbai, in Mumbai, and then graduated from the Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics from the University of Mumbai. She follow this with a degree in Library Science from the same university and with training in reference work in Paris.

Conservation work

Dwivedi was involved in several conservation projects in Mumbai and served as a member of the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee. She was a member of the Executive Committee of the Urban Design Research Institute the KALA GHODA ASSOCIATION, and was a consultant to the Bombay Collaborative. In the early 1990s disgruntled with how authors were not being paid equitably, she started her own publishing company, Eminence Designs Pvt. Ltd. which has gone on to publish over 30 titles on a variety of subjects from Bombay history, art and architecture to cookery, beauty and film. Her book Almond Eyes & Lotus Feet, authored with Shalini Devi Holkar, was subsequently published by Harper Collins in the US.


Dwivedi died on 6 February 2012 in Mumbai, India after a brief illness.

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