Petit Reading Room & Library

                  616-West View – Jame Jamshed Road – Mancherji Joshi 
                     Parsi Colony-Dadar.- Mumbai 400014.

Our Library has been serving the Parsi Irani Zoroastrian community for over 80 years at very reasonable rates. The Library is open from 9 a.m. to 12.30 and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to  Saturday  and 9 a.m.  to  12.30 on  Sunday  mornings.  It is  one  of the few  Parsi Institutions still serving the community and we should do all we can to keep it flourishing.

We subscribe to 7 newspapers and 13 magazines.

The Times of India                        Femina                       Health
Mumbai Mirror                               Woman’s Era               Dignity Dialogue
Economic Times                            Film Fare                     Cosmopolitan
MID DAY                                      Business India             Good Housekeeping
Afternoon                                     Parsiana                      Savvy
Mumbai Samachar                                                           Autocar
Jame Jamshed Weekly                                                     Overdrive
Parsi Times                                                                    Ghar Shobha
We have books (around 10000) in English and Gujrati on a wide variety of subjects ranging from adventure, art, astrology, biography, children’s books, cookery, fiction, romance, health/wellness, history, humour, literature, management, computers, general knowledge, memorial volumes, novels, personal improvement, philosophy, poetry, politics, prayers, psychology, science, Shah Nameh, yoga, Zoroastrian Religion & history. We also receive a variety of magazines comics and books as donations from well wishers.
Even in this age of  TV and computerization the Library is a boon for book lovers, senior citizens and students.
Any Parsi Zoroastrian can become a patron member by paying a lump sum of Rs.10000/-  or a life member by paying Rs.6000/-.  Subscriptions received from life members and patrons help us to augment our corpus, the interest on which is used for running the library. 
We earnestly appeal to philanthropic individuals and trusts to donate generously for the upkeep of the library and inculcate good reading habits for all age groups – children, students, housewives, senior citizens.

Just think – one spends more than Rs 100-00 a month for only 1 newspaper. While for Rs 50-00 per month one can read all the above newspapers and magazines + carry home 4 books a month.

Rustom C. Chothia


  • I absolutely love what you have created for the community. Unfortunately I don’t belong to your community and was very politely turned down the membership, which I absolutely respect. But I do have a few children’s books. Can I donate?

    Awaiting your reply.
    Thank you.

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