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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

Media

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

...and more...

Activism

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Sultana Kamal (activist)

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Sufia Kamal (poet/activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Irshad Manji (writer/activist)

Dedlibai (activist)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

...and more...

Sports

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

...and more...

Arts

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Anoushka Shankar (sitarist)

Protima Bedi (freespirited dancer)

Bif Naked (rocker)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

...and more...

Politics

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Vijaya Raje Scindia (royal politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Writers

Vaidehi (fiction)

Kavita Daswani (fiction)

Suvimalee Karunaratna (fiction)

Mitra Phukan (fiction, journalism)

Sarojini Sahoo (fiction)

Saher Alam (fiction)

Sara Suleri (nonfiction)

Marina Budhos (fiction)

Monica Ali (fiction)

Mahadevi Verma (poetry nonfiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

...and more...


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



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