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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

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

...and more...

Activism

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Brinda Karat (women's activist)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Irshad Manji (writer/activist)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Dedlibai (activist)

Surina Khan (gay rights activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

...and more...

Sports

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

...and more...

Arts

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

...and more...

Media

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

...and more...

Politics

Uma Bharti (politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

...and more...

Writers

Debjani Chatterjee (fiction, nonfiction)

Talat Abbasi (fiction)

Ramola D (poetry, fiction)

VK Mina (fiction)

Samina Ali (fiction)

Sehba Sarwar (fiction)

Gayatri Devi (biography)

Thrity Umrigar (nonfiction)

Kavita Daswani (fiction)

Moniza Alvi (poetry)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Renu Khator (university president)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

...and more...


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



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