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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

Politics

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

...and more...

Activism

Sultana Kamal (activist)

Alice Garg (educator)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Brinda Karat (women's activist)

Irshad Manji (writer/activist)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

Mukhtar Mai (activist)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

...and more...

Arts

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

...and more...

Sports

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

...and more...

Media

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

...and more...

Writers

Anita Nair (fiction poetry)

Shadab Zeest Hashmi (poetry)

Bharati Mukherjee (fiction)

Manjushree Thapa (fiction journalism)

Mitra Phukan (fiction, journalism)

Thrity Umrigar (nonfiction)

Anita Desai (fiction)

Qurratulain Hyder (fiction)

Robbie Clipper Sethi (fiction)

Kalpana Swaminathan (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Renu Khator (university president)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

...and more...


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



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