|Sharada Dwivedi.शारदा द्विवेदी|
|Died||6 February 2012 (aged 69-70)
|Alma mater||Sydenham College|
|Known for||Historical books|
Sharada Dwivedi मॅराठी:(शारदा द्विवेदी),(c. 1942 – 6 February 2012) was a Mumbai-based historian and researcher. She wrote several books on the history and culture of Mumbai (formerly Bombay). She was also on the panel on the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee.
Among her most famous works was Bombay, the Cities Within (1995). She had great fascination for Victorian Mumbai. 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.
|Bombay, the Cities Within||1995|
|Banganga, Sacred Tank||1996|
|Anchoring a City Line the History of the Western Suburban Railway and its Headquarters in Bombay||2000|
|The Jehangir Art Gallery||2002|
|The Victoria Memorial School for the Blind||2002|
|Almond Eyes, Lotus Feet, Indian Traditions in Beauty and Health||2007|
- 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.
Dwivedi died on 6 February 2012 in Mumbai.
- 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 2008-07-14. Retrieved 2008-10-23.
- URBAN DESIGN RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Mumbai, India
- Kalaghoda association
- THE BOMBAY COLLABORATIVE
- Spectrum the Tribune, Sunday, March 18, 2012, Maximum love for Maximum City Michael Edison Hayden
- Sharada Dwivedi: 'Death of a Chronicler', FEBRUARY 7, 2012 9:40 AM BY MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN Archived 1 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine.