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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

Fatima Meer (anti-apartheid activist)

Ela Gandhi (anti-apartheid activist, politician)

Rani Jethmalani (Supreme Court advocate)

Maneka Gandhi (politician/activist)

Kamalabehn (activist)

Ajitha (Naxalite activist)

Alice Garg (educator)

Mridula Sarabhai (freedom fighter)

Shamita Das Dasgupta (activist)

Pandita Ramabai (scholar/social activist)

...and more...

Media

Razia Bhatti (journalist)

Barkha Dutt (Anchor/reporter, Star News)

Daljit Dhaliwal (ITN anchor)

Thrity Umrigar (writer/journalist)

Mishal Husain (BBC anchor)

Tavleen Singh (columnist)

Chitra Subramaniam (journalist)

Asha Blake (anchor, ABC News)

Sucheta Dalal (investigative journalist)

Jugnu Mohsin (journalist)

...and more...

Politics

Pratibha Patil (politician)

Vijay Lakshmi Pandit (freedom fighter/politician)

Fatima Jinnah (politician)

Syeda Abida Hussain (politician)

Gayatri Devi (royal politician)

Sonia Gandhi (politician)

Priyanka Gandhi (politician)

Sheikh Hasina Wajed (politician)

Sukhi Turner (politician)

Mayawati (firebrand politician)

...and more...

Arts

Tanuja Desai Hidier (writer/singer)

Norah Jones (musician)

Anuradha Pal (tabalchi)

Racquel Zonte (guitarist)

Merle Oberon (actress)

Anjolie Ela Menon (artist)

Aradhana Seth (filmmaker)

Susheela Raman (musician)

Thangam Philip (nutritionist/cookbook author)

Rukmini Devi Arundale (dancer)

...and more...

Sports

Sania Mirza (tennis)

Diana Eduljee (cricketer)

Ming Kipa (mountaineer)

Lhakpa Sherpa (mountaineer)

Mohini Bhardwaj (gymnast)

P.T. Usha (athlete)

Roopa Unnikrishnan (rifle shooter)

Karnam Malleswari (weightlifter)

Susanthika Jayasinghe (sprinter)

Bachendri Pal (mountaineer)

...and more...

Science&Technology/Business

Lata Krishnan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Vinita Gupta (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Kalpana Chawla (astronaut)

Indra Nooyi (Pepsico president)

Talat Hasan (Silicon Valley entrepreneur)

Lubna Khalid (businesswoman/model)

Srinija Srinivasan (Yahoo's ontologist)

Salima Ikram (Egyptologist)

Bhama Srinivasan (mathematician)

Sunita Williams (astronaut)

...and more...

Writers

Tulsi Badrinath (fiction)

Eunice deSouza (poetry)

Tara Deshpande (fiction poetry)

Chandra Prasad (fiction, nonfiction)

Anne Ranasinghe (poetry)

Pramila Jayapal (nonfiction)

Krishna Sobti (fiction)

Jean Arasanayagam (poetry fiction)

Nikita Lalwani (fiction)

Gouri Dange (fiction)

...and more...

& Other Notable Women

Sister Nirmala (social worker)

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti (witch)

Yasmeen Ghauri (supermodel)

Leila Seth (chief justice)

Raji Jallepalli (fusion chef)

Arundhati Ghose (ambassador)

Maleeha Lodhi (diplomat)

Noor Inayat Khan (WWII spy)

Kiran Bedi (policewoman)

Chokila Iyer (foreign secretary)

...and more...


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



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