Sawnet sitenavigation
This website is no longer being updated

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

Sports

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

...and more...

Politics

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Sirimavo Bandaranaike (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Jayalalitha (consummate politician)

...and more...

Activism

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Nasreen Huq (women's rights activist)

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Vandana Shiva (environmental activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Sultana Kamal (activist)

Mukhtar Mai (activist)

Aruna Roy (activist)

...and more...

Arts

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Norah Jones (musician)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Tanika Gupta (playwright)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

...and more...

Media

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

...and more...

Writers

Abha Dawesar (fiction)

Srividya Natarajan (fiction, nonfiction)

Chandra Prasad (fiction, nonfiction)

Maria Aurora Couto (nonfiction)

V.V. Ganeshananthan (fiction, journalism)

Sunanda Mongia (poetry nonfiction)

Ameena Meer (fiction journalism)

Tania James (fiction)

Reetika Vazirani (poetry)

Moniza Alvi (poetry)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

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

Vidya Dehejia (art curator)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Romila Thapar (historian)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

...and more...


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



Contact us at: info at sawnet dot org