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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

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Irshad Manji (writer/activist)

Aruna Roy (activist)

Sultana Kamal (activist)

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Urvashi Vaid (gay rights activist)

...and more...

Media

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

...and more...

Politics

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

...and more...

Sports

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

...and more...

Arts

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Writers

Jaishree Misra (fiction)

Taslima Nasrin (poetry fiction nonfiction)

Irshad Manji (nonfiction)

Sujata Massey (fiction)

Sarojini Naidu (poetry)

Manreet Sodhi Someshwar (fiction)

Bharti Kirchner (fiction)

Vaidehi (fiction)

Chandani Lokuge (fiction)

Usha K.R. (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

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

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Romila Thapar (historian)

...and more...


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



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