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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)

Ela Bhatt (activist)

Mahasweta Devi (writer/activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Mary Roy (activist)

Surina Khan (gay rights activist)

Urvashi Vaid (gay rights activist)

Aruna Asaf Ali (freedom fighter)

Medha Patkar (activist)

Bhairavi Desai (activist)

...and more...

Politics

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Benazir Bhutto (politician)

Sudha Churi (chief, Shiv Sena Mahila Aghadi)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Vasundhara Raje (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Chandrika Kumaratunge (politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

...and more...

Sports

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (mountaineer)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

Sania Mirza (tennis)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

...and more...

Media

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

Geeta Anand (journalist)

Chitra Raghavan (journalist)

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Shobhana Bhartia (media baron)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Pinki Virani (writer/journalist)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Radha Basu (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Arati Prabhakar (scientist)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Anna Mani (physicist)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Sangeeta Bhatia (biomedical engineer)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

...and more...

Arts

Bif Naked (rocker)

Vijaya Nirmala (Actress and director)

Norah Jones (musician)

Sheila Chandra (singer)

Alpana Bawa (fashion designer)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Ayesha Dharker (actor)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

...and more...

Writers

Asra Nomani (journalism nonfiction)

Shyama Perera (fiction)

Shama Futehally (fiction)

Atima Srivastava (fiction)

Kavita Daswani (fiction)

Gouri Dange (fiction)

Madhu Kishwar (nonfiction)

Indira Ganesan (fiction)

Indu Sundaresan (fiction)

Susham Bedi (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Attiya Inayatullah ()

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Renu Khator (university president)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Romila Thapar (historian)

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

...and more...


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



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