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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)

Alice Garg (educator)

Arundhati Roy (writer/activist)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

...and more...

Sports

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

...and more...

Arts

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Norah Jones (musician)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

...and more...

Politics

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

...and more...

Media

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

...and more...

Writers

Bhargavi C. Mandava (fiction)

Suroopa Mukherjee (fiction)

Robbie Clipper Sethi (fiction)

Mary Anne Mohanraj (fiction)

Madhu Kishwar (nonfiction)

Abha Dawesar (fiction)

Thrity Umrigar (nonfiction)

Bapsi Sidhwa (fiction)

Ruth Vanita (nonfiction)

S. Mitra Kalita (nonfiction journalism)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

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

Romila Thapar (historian)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

...and more...


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



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