Sharada Dwivedi.शारदा द्विवेदी
|Died||6 February 2012 (aged 69-70)|
|Alma mater||Sydenham College|
|Occupation||Art and Architecture Historian|
|Known for||Historical books|
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.
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's writings covered subjects such as art, architecture, interiors, heritage, conservation and the traditions of cuisine and beauty.
|1995||Bombay, the Cities Within||India Book House||ISBN 978-8185028804|
|1996||Banganga, Sacred Tank||Eminence Designs|
|1999||Fort walks: Around Bombay's Fort area||Eminence Designs||ISBN 978-8190060233|
|2000||Anchoring a City Line the History of the Western Suburban Railway and its Headquarters in Bombay||with Rahul Mehrotra||Eminence Designs||ISBN 8190060244|
|2000||Maharaja and the Princely States of India||Roli Books||ISBN 978-8174360816|
|2002||The Jehangir Art Gallery: established 21 January, 1952||with Rahul Mehrotra||Jehangir Art Gallery|
|2002||The Victoria Memorial School for the Blind: Founded 14 February 1902||with Rahul Mehrotra||Victoria Memorial School for the Blind|
|2003||The Automobiles of the Maharajas||Eminence Designs||ISBN 978-8190060288|
|2006||Premchand Roychand (1831-1906), His Life and Times||Eminence Designs||ISBN 978-8190382113|
|2007||Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet, Indian Traditions in Beauty and Health||with Shalini Devi Holkar||William Morrow and Company||ISBN 978-0061246531|
|2008||Bombay Deco||with Rahul Mehrotra, Noshir Gobhai||Eminence Designs||ISBN 9788190382151|
- Lives of the Indian Princes (1984) with Charles Allen
- Reach for the Stars (1993) – the corporate history of Blue Star Ltd
- The Broken Flute (1994) – a children's novel
- The Maharaja (1999)
- A Celebration of Style (2000) Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla.
- Books authored by Sharada dwivedi
- Heritage conservation
- "Architecture - A Visual Interpretation of Photos taken by Rahul Mehrotra tecture from the Basel Mission Picture Archive". Archived from the original on 14 July 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2008.
- URBAN DESIGN RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Mumbai, India
- Kalaghoda association
- THE BOMBAY COLLABORATIVE
- Sharada Dwivedi: 'Death of a Chronicler', FEBRUARY 7, 2012 9:40 AM BY MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN Archived 1 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- "Historian Sharada Dwivedi passes away". The Hindu. 7 February 2012. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
- Mehrotra, Rahul; Dwivedi, Sharada (2002). The Jehangir Art Gallery: established 21 January, 1952. Jehangir Art Gallery – via Google Books.
- Dwivedi, Sharada; Mehrotra, Rahul (2002). The Victoria Memorial School for the Blind: Founded 14 February 1902. Victoria Memorial School for the Blind – via Google Books.
- Spectrum the Tribune, Sunday, March 18, 2012, Maximum love for Maximum City Michael Edison Hayden