The Maharashtra Mitra Mandal is an organisation that has been set up to promote and nurture the cultural heritage of Maharashtra. It also seeks to
celebrate the Marathi language, its literature and its music. It was founded in 1981.
Over the years, Maharashtra Mitra Mandal has hosted music recitals, plays and a literary festival. It
encourages new talent and supports artistes. With a keen interest in education, it felicitates students
who attain academic excellence. The Maharashtra Mitra Mandal also sought to set up a library in a space
given to the organisation by the municipality.
The Maharashtra Mitra Mandal (MCubed) Library was set up as a people's initiative.
An appeal sent out to friends and family, was like an idea tossed into the community: it fired the
imagination of people in the city, in the country and across continents, friends of books all. People
contributed abundantly... money, furniture, computers, a projector and DVD player, and Books! Old books, used books, new books.
It was overwhelming, especially because some of those who gave were not from this city or
this country and would never personally benefit from this largesse.
Started uniquely for children, MCubed is now a full-fledged library for adults and children.
The Library Committee –
Kalpana Kasbekar, Manisha Nigudkar, Pradeep Dhairyavan, Rajani Kothare, Rajendra Chitre, Sharmila Kamat, Shyam Karmarkar,
Dr. Sudhir Gupte, Sunil Mone, Veena Bhagwat, Vidya Virkar.
Library Consultants –
Sonal Bimal, Vaishali Shinde, Vibha Kamat