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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 form according to your requirements and send it to SPARROW through e-mail. It will help us to update ourselves for your reference.

Corpus Donation

SPARROW Holdings

  • 19309 Photographs
  • 7561 Advertisement & Media slides
  • 1275 Documentaries on women and by women in 7 languages & Popular Films in 11 languages
  • 6458 Books in 12 languages
  • 5154 Journal articles in 8 languages
  • 932 Music audio-cassettes/CDs
  • 684 Oral history recordings
  • 26 films SPARROW Production
  • 32187 Newspaper clippings in 8 languages
  • 2078 Brochures in 9 languages
  • 6101 Print visuals
  • 3711 Newspaper cartoons
  • 1772 Posters
  • 130 Calendars
  • 8000 Cartoons by Maya Kamath
  • 280 Private papers
  • 6 Video Recorded Conversations with artistes and activists in the Silver Jubilee Year

Silver Jubilee Celebration Programme

Literary Awards