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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

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Tarabai Shinde (activist)

Urvashi Vaid (gay rights activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Mridula Sarabhai (freedom fighter)

...and more...

Sports

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

...and more...

Media

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

...and more...

Arts

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Politics

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

...and more...

Writers

Zia Jaffrey (nonfiction)

Kunzang Choden (fiction)

Uma Parameswaran (poetry fiction)

Manjula Padmanabhan (fiction plays nonfiction)

Bharti Kirchner (fiction)

Suroopa Mukherjee (fiction)

Anu Kumar (fiction)

Madhusree Mukerjee (nonfiction)

Suvimalee Karunaratna (fiction)

Kalpana Swaminathan (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Romila Thapar (historian)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

...and more...


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



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