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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

Medha Patkar (activist)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Alice Garg (educator)

Brinda Karat (women's activist)

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

Dedlibai (activist)

Irshad Manji (writer/activist)

Nasreen Huq (women's rights activist)

...and more...

Media

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

...and more...

Sports

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

...and more...

Arts

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

...and more...

Politics

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Anna Mani (physicist)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Writers

Nabaneeta Dev Sen (fiction nonfiction)

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (fiction)

Kiran Desai (fiction)

Maureen Seneviratne (fiction)

Uma Parameswaran (poetry fiction)

Namita Devidayal (biography)

Ira Pande (journalism, fiction)

Sarojini Naidu (poetry)

Jacqueline Singh (fiction)

Kamila Shamsie (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

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

Renu Khator (university president)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

...and more...


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



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