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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

Sister Avelin Mary (marine biologist)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

...and more...

Activism

Mary Roy (activist)

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Shamima Shaikh (activist)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Zubaida Jalal (activist/educator)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Mukhtar Mai (activist)

Asma Jahangir (lawyer)

...and more...

Arts

Amrita Shergil (artist)

Indira Mahajan (soprano)

Norah Jones (musician)

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Madhur Jaffrey (author & actor)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

...and more...

Politics

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Uma Bharti (politician)

Indira Gandhi (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Khaleda Zia (politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Phoolan Devi (dacoit/politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

...and more...

Sports

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

...and more...

Media

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Ektaa Kapoor (TV producer)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Namita Gokhale (writer/journalist)

...and more...

Writers

Ayesha Jalal (nonfiction)

Kamila Shamsie (fiction)

Shobhan Bantwal (fiction)

Ketaki Kushari Dyson (poetry nonfiction plays fiction)

Susham Bedi (fiction)

Tania James (fiction)

Mitra Phukan (fiction, journalism)

Taslima Nasrin (poetry fiction nonfiction)

Hima Raza (poetry)

Shoma A. Chatterji (fiction, nonfiction, journalism)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Renu Khator (university president)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Romila Thapar (historian)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Hemalee J. Patel (lawyer)

...and more...


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



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