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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

Science&Technology/Business

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

...and more...

Politics

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

...and more...

Arts

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Norah Jones (musician)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

...and more...

Media

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

...and more...

Activism

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Aruna Roy (activist)

Mukhtar Mai (activist)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Alice Garg (educator)

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Hina Jilani (lawyer)

...and more...

Sports

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

...and more...

Writers

CK Meena (fiction)

Nayantara Sahgal (fiction nonfiction)

Kiran Desai (fiction)

Anita Desai (fiction)

Fehmida Riaz (poetry)

Ru Freeman (fiction)

Susham Bedi (fiction)

Indira Ganesan (fiction)

Mahadevi Verma (poetry nonfiction)

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Renu Khator (university president)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

...and more...


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



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