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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

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

...and more...

Media

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

...and more...

Sports

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

...and more...

Politics

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

...and more...

Arts

Norah Jones (musician)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

...and more...

Writers

Krupabai Sattianadhan (nonfiction)

Mahadevi Verma (poetry nonfiction)

Lavanya Sankaran (fiction)

Mira Kamdar (nonfiction)

Maureen Seneviratne (fiction)

Suneeta Peres da Costa (fiction)

Anjum Hasan (fiction, poetry)

Gayatri Majumdar (poetry)

Nandita da Cunha (fiction)

Pramila Venkateswaran (poetry)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

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

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Romila Thapar (historian)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

...and more...


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



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