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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

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Sultana Kamal (activist)

Urvashi Vaid (gay rights activist)

Madhu Kishwar (writer/activist)

Aruna Roy (activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Surina Khan (gay rights activist)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Bilquis Edhi (social worker)

...and more...

Media

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

...and more...

Politics

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Sushma Swaraj (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

...and more...

Sports

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

...and more...

Arts

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

...and more...

Writers

Panna Naik (poetry)

Ameena Hussein (fiction)

Meira Chand (fiction plays)

Nabaneeta Dev Sen (fiction nonfiction)

Maniza Naqvi (fiction)

Nayantara Sahgal (fiction nonfiction)

CK Meena (fiction)

Jahnavi Barua (fiction)

Indrani Aikath-Gyaltsen (fiction)

Zia Jaffrey (nonfiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Renu Khator (university president)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

...and more...


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



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