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Who's Who among South Asian Women

Latest: ~ Renu Khator ~ Vijaya Nirmala ~ Pratibha Patil ~ Tarabai Shinde ~ Shamima Shaikh ~ Mukhtar Mai ~ Ela Gandhi ~ Tanika Gupta ~ Nina Puri ~ Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Activism

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Mridula Sarabhai (freedom fighter)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Dedlibai (activist)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Alice Garg (educator)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Irshad Manji (writer/activist)

...and more...

Politics

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

...and more...

Arts

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Norah Jones (musician)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

...and more...

Sports

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

...and more...

Media

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Writers

Attia Hosain (fiction)

Mridula Koshy (fiction)

Baby Halder (autobiography)

Samantha Sirimanne Hyde (fiction)

Sarojini Naidu (poetry)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (fiction)

Nayantara Sahgal (fiction nonfiction)

Aimee Nezhukumatathil (poetry)

Raman Mundair (poetry)

Shivani (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Renu Khator (university president)

Nina Puri (President, Int'l Planned Parenthood Federation)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

...and more...


Who makes it to this list?
Alphabetical list
Last updated 21 May 2013



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