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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

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

...and more...

Activism

Mridula Sarabhai (freedom fighter)

Aruna Roy (activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

...and more...

Sports

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

...and more...

Media

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

...and more...

Arts

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Norah Jones (musician)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

...and more...

Writers

Ayesha Jalal (nonfiction)

Ruth Vanita (nonfiction)

Kunzang Choden (fiction)

Ira Pande (journalism, fiction)

Dipika Mukherjee (fiction)

Jhumpa Lahiri (fiction)

Diana Romany (fiction)

Christine Wilson (fiction)

Nikita Lalwani (fiction)

Panna Naik (poetry)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

...and more...


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



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