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SPARROW Holdings
  • 14160 photographs

  • 6771 media slides

  • 609 documentaries in 7 languages

  • 585 popular films in 11 languages

  • 4888 books in 11 languages

  • 4448 journal articles in 7 languages

  • 21025 newspaper clippings in 8 languages

  • 274 Private Papers

  • 1983 brochures in 9 languages

  • 3042 News Paper Cartoons

  • 3578 print visuals

  • 1714 posters

  • 120 calendars

  • 8000 cartoons by Maya Kamath

  • 649 music audio-cassettes / C.Ds

  • 550 Oral History recordings

Silver Jubilee Celebration Programme

Contact Us

  Registered Address   Contact Address
SPARROW has its own Nest!

B - 32, Jeet Nagar,
J. P. Road, Versova,
Mumbai - 400 061.

Phone: 28245958,



The Nest
B-101, 201, 301
Patel Apartment
Maratha Colony Road,
Dahisar (E) Mumbai - 400 068

Tel: 28280895, 28965019

E-mail:[email protected]

Directions to reach SPARROW:
If you are coming by train take a train on the western line and get off at Dahisar station and come out on the eastern side. You can take an auto or walk to the SPARROW office. It is opposite Movie Gem theatre or what is still referred to as Rajashri Cinema. Patel Apartment is a new building and the name is written on the gate. There is a Kolkata Sari shop which you can't miss and that is the Patel Apartment. SPARROW is in the B block.

If you are coming by car take the highway and turn left when you reach Dahisar. On the highway when the first board saying Dahisar station appears don't go down the highway. When the second sign appears go down the highway and take a left turn. There is a small cafe Hotel Sidewalk on that turning which will be your landmark for turning. When you come on to the main road (S V Road), turn left and look out for Hotel Ravindra. Take the lane by the side of the hotel which is the the first right, and SPARROW office will be on your left after a minute, and it is opposite Movie Gem theatre or Rajashri cinema.

Visit Us

Working Hours
Monday-Friday 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

Visiting Hours - Library
Monday to Friday 11.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m.


Will give requisition form
and consultation rules on Monday

Welcome to SPARROW Collections & Dr. Neera Desai Memorial Library. We look forward to working with you as you consult materials in our archives. SPARROW is a Reference Library which can be accessed by research scholars, students and anyone interested in women's history. Its collection has print, visual, photographic and film materials. The materials in this archives are unique and irreplaceable.

Our task is to provide for the preservation of these materials and also to assist you in their use so that your consultation will be fruitful. Kindly fill the requisition form according to your requirements and send it to SPARROW by e-mail at [email protected] It will help us to update ourselves for your reference. Do also carefully go through the SPARROW Consultation Rules before filling the form.

You are most welcome to visit SPARROW archives for a SPARROW Walk. Do contact us at [email protected] or call us at 2828 0895/2896 5019 and fix the dates so that we can take you around.

Our Team -Divide into two parts

Dr. C S Lakshmi
Founder Trustee and Director

Priya D'Souza
Part-time project coordinator-visuals and library coordination

Pooja Pandey
Administration Officer and Project and Publication Co-ordinator

Ranjana Kadam
Part-time Accountant

Aarti Pandey

Pradeep Surve
Office Assistant

Sharmila Sontakke
Senior librarian

Anita Saroj

Asmita Deshpande

Manik Sonkar
Digitisation Assistant

Sayali Bhalekar
Part-time Library assistant

Elizabeth Braganza
Archival Consultant

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