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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

Science&Technology/Business

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

...and more...

Activism

Alice Garg (educator)

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Nasreen Huq (women's rights activist)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Urvashi Vaid (gay rights activist)

...and more...

Politics

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

...and more...

Arts

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Susheela Raman (musician)

...and more...

Media

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

...and more...

Sports

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

...and more...

Writers

Nikita Lalwani (fiction)

Sonia Singh (fiction)

Tahmima Anam (fiction)

Lakshmi Persaud (fiction)

Arundhati Roy (fiction nonfiction)

Rokeya Sakawat Hossain (fiction)

Maureen Seneviratne (fiction)

Shobha Narayan (nonfiction)

Reetika Vazirani (poetry)

S. Mitra Kalita (nonfiction journalism)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Renu Khator (university president)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

...and more...


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



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