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A

Abala, Lady Bose (1864-1951 – educationist & reformer)
Abbakka Rani (1525-1570 – queen of Tulu Nadu)
Ahilyabai Holkar (1725-1795 – queen of Indore)
Ahilya Rangnekar (1922-2009 – freedom fighter)
Aideu Handique (1915-2002 - actor)
Begum Akhtar (1914-1974 – singer)
Alpana Banerjee (1934-2009 - singer)
Sister Alphonsa (1910-1946 – christian saint)
Amal Prabha Das (1911-1994 – social worker)
Amirbai Karnataki (1906-1965 – actor and singer)
Amrapali (6th century BCE - courtesan turned Buddhist nun)
Amrit Kaur Kapurthala (1889-1964 – health minister and educationist)
Amrita Pritam (1919-2005 –poet)
Amrita Shergill (1913-1941 - painter)
Anandamayi Ma (1896-1982 – spiritual leader)
Anandibai Joshi (1865-1887 – doctor)
Andal (8th century – poet)
Anis Kidwai (1906-1982 – social activist)
Anita Awachat (1942-1997 - doctor)
Anna Chandy (1905-1996 – first woman judge)
Anna Mani (1918-2001 - physicist)
Annie Besant (1847-1933 – spiritual leader)
Annie Mascarene (1902-1963 – socio-political activist)
Anupama (13th century – philanthropist)
Anupama Niranjana (1934-1991 – doctor & social activist)
Anusuya Bai Kale (1896-1958 – socio-political worker)
Anusuya Ben Sarabhai (1885-1972 – social reformer)
Apala (Vedic period – composer of hymns)
Arati Gupta Saha (1940-1994 - swimmer)
Aruna Asaf Ali (1909-1996 – freedom fighter)
Ashapurna Devi (1909-1995 – writer)
Ashoka Gupta (1912-2008 - activist)
Asima Chatterjee (1917-2006 – teacher and chemist)
Avanti Bai (1831-1857 – queen of Ramgarh)
Avantika Bai Gokhale (1882-1949 – midwife and social activist)
Avantisundari (9th-10th centuries – rhetorician & writer)
Avvaiyar (1st century – singer saint)
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B

Bahinabai (1628-1700 – scholar)
Balasaraswati T. (1918-1984 – dancer)
Basanti Devi Das (1880-1974 – social activist)
Bharati (8th-9th century – Advaita philosopher)
Bhikhaiji Rustom, Madam Cama (1861-1936 – freedom fighter)
Begums of Bhopal (1801-1920 – queens of Bhopal)
Bina Das (1911-1986 – freedom fighter)
Binodini Dasi (1863-1941 – stage actor)
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C

Chand Bibi (1547-1599 – queen regent of Bijapur)
Chandralekha (1929-2006 – dancer and choreographer)
Chandramukhi Basu (1860-1944 – educator)
Chandraprabha Saikiani (1901-1971 – reformer and activist)
Chennamma (1778-1828 – queen of Kittur)
Chennammaji (1661-1697 –queen of Keladi)
Chimnabai I (1864-1884 – queen of Baroda)
Chimnabai II (1872-1958 – queen of Baroda)
Chuni Kotal (1965-1992 – first Lodha graduate)
Cornelia Sorabji (1866-1954 – lawyer)
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D

Darshan Ranganathan (1941-2001 – scientist)
Dayawati Modi (1915-1994 – social activist)
Devika Rani Roerich (1908-1994 – actor)
Dhanvanthi Rama Rau (1893-1987 – reproductive rights worker)
Dhruva Devi (4th century – queen of Magadha, patron of poets and scholars)
Didda (?-1003 –queen of Kashmir)
Dina Pathak (1922-2002 - actor)
Durga Khote (1905-1991 - actor)
Durga Narayan Bhagwat (1910-2002 – writer and researcher)
Durgabai G. Deshmukh (1909-1981 – freedom fighter)
Durgavati (1524-1564– queen of the Gonds)
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E

Edith M. Pechey-Phipson (1845-1908 – doctor and educationist)
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F

Faizunnessa Chaudhurani (1834-1903 – educationist)
Fatima Begum (1892-1983 – actor and director)
Fatima Jinnah (1893-1967 – freedom fighter)
Fatima Saam Bibi (12th-13th century - Sufi poet)
Fazilatunnessa Zoha (1905-1976 – mathematics teacher)
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G

Gaidinliu (1915-1993 – freedom fighter)
Gangubai Hangal (1913-2009 – Hindustani classical singer)
Gangutai Patwardhan (1900-1998 - educationist)
Gargi (vedic period – scholar and hymn writer)
Gauhar Jan (1873-1930 – Hindustani classical singer)
Gaura Pant, ‘Shivani’ (1923-2003 - writer)
Gauri Deshpande (1942-2003 - writer)
Gauri, Parvatibai (1801-1829 – educationist and social activist)
Gayatri Devi (1919-2009 – princess and politician)
Geeta Bali (1930-1965 - actor)
Geeta Dutt (1930-1972 – actor and singer)
Geeta Mukherjee (1924-2000 – politician)
Ghosha (vedic period – hymn writer)
Gulbadan Begum (1523-1603 – Mughal princess and writer)
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H

Habba Khatoon, ‘Zooni’ (1554-1609 – poet and singer)
Hamsa Wadkar (1923-1972 – actor)
Hansa Mehta (1897-1995 –educationist)
Hazrat Mahal Begum (?-1879 – queen of Oudh)
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891 – spiritualist)
Homvati Devi (1902-1951 – writer)
Sanciya Honnamma (17th century – poet)
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I

Ila Mitra (1925-2002 – freedom fighter)
Indira Gandhi (1917-1984 – political leader)
Indira Raje (1892-1968 – princess of Baroda and regent of Cooch Behar)
Indira Sant (1914 – 2000 – poet)
Irawati Karve (1905-1970 – anthropologist and writer)
Ismat Chugtai (1915-1991 – writer)
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J

Jahan Ara (1613-1683 – Mughal princess, writer and scholar)
Jahnavi (16th century – spiritual teacher)
Jamuna Baruah (1919-2005 – actor)
Janabai (1298-1350 – devotional poet)
E.K. Janaki Ammal (1897-1984 – scientist)
Janki Bai Allahabadi (1870?-1926 – classical singer)
Jennifer Kendal Kapoor (1933-1984 – actor)
Jhalkari Bai (?-1890 – warrior of Jhansi)
Jijabai (1594-1674 – mother of Shivaji)
Jind Kaur (1817-1863 – Punjab regent)
‘Jodha Bai’ (1542-1622 – Mughal Empress)
Joymoti (?-1680 – princess of Assam)
Jyotirmoyee Devi (1894-1988 – writer)
Jyotsna Bhole (1914-2001 – actor and singer)
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K

Kabita Sinha (1931-1999 – poet)
Kadambini Ganguly (1861-1923 – doctor and activist)
Kalpana Chawla (1961-2003 – astronaut)
Kalpana Joshi née Datta (1913-1995 – activist)
Kamal Ranadive (1917-2001 – scientist)
Kamala Das Gupta (1907 - 1963 – freedom fighter)
Kamala Das (1934-2009 – poet and writer)
Kamala Devi (c. 1297 – Khilji queen)
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (1903-1988 – social activist)
Kamala Markandaya (1924-2004 – writer)
Kamala Sohonie (1911-1996 – scientist)
Kamini Roy (1864-1933 – writer and scholar)
Kanaklata Barua (1924-1942 – freedom fighter)
Kanan Devi (1916-1992 – actor and singer)
Karaikkal Ammaiyar (6th century – saint-poet)
Karnavati (?-1535 – queen of Chittorgarh)
Karnavati (1600-1650 – queen of Garhwal)
Kasturba Gandhi (1869-1944 – freedom fighter)
Kesarbai Kerkar (1892-1977 – singer)
Khanum Jan (c. 1790 – singer)
Khona (6th century – horologist)
Kolavati (11th century – queen of Orissa)
Kripi (327 BCE – warrior)
Krishnabhabini Das (1864-1919 – writer and social worker)
Krupa Bai Satthianadhan (1862-1894 – doctor and writer)
Kundavai (10th century-1019 – Chola queen)
A.V. Kuttimalu Amma (1905-1986 – freedom fighter)
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L

Lakshmi N. Menon (1899-1994 – educationist and writer)
Lakshmibai (1835-1858 – queen of Jhansi)
Lakshmibayamma Unnava (1882-1950– activist)
Lalithambika Antherjanam (1909-1987 – writer)
Lalla Ded (14th century – mystic and poet)
Latika Ghosh (1902-1987 – teacher and freedom fighter)
Leela Chitnis (1909-2003 – actor)
Leela Naidu (1940-2009 – actor)
Liaquat Ali Begum Khan (1905-1990 – teacher and activist)
Lila Majumdar (1908-2007 – writer)
Lila Roy (1900-1970 – activist)
Lilavati (12th century – mathematician)
Lilavati Munshi (1899-1978 – activist)
Lopamudra (Vedic period – ascetic and poet)
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M

Mabelle Arole (1935-1999 – doctor)
Mahadevi Akka (1130-1166 – poet)
Mahadevi Verma (1907-1987 – writer)
Mahapajapati Gotami (6th century BCE – religious leader)
Maitreyi (vedic period – poet)
Malati Choudhury (1904-1997 – freedom fighter)
Malika Pukhraj (1912-2004 – Hindustani classical singer)
Mallinath (19th Jain Tirthankara)
Maniben Kara (1905-1979 – social worker and trade unionist)
Manikuntala Sen (1910-1987 – freedom fighter)
Manjushree Chaki Sarkar (1934-1999 – dancer and choreographer)
Margaret Cousins (1878-1954 – freedom fighter)
Mary Poonen Lukose (1886-1976 – doctor)
Matangini Hazra (1870-1942 – freedom fighter)
Mavis Dunn Lyngdoh (1906-1962 – politician)
Meena Kumari (1932-1972 – actor)
Meera Bai (1498 -1546 Bhakti singer and mystic)
Meera Mukherjee (1923-1998 – artist and sculptor)
Meherbai Tata (1879-1931 – social worker)
Minal Devi (11th century – queen regent of Gujarat)
Mira Behn (1892-1982 – freedom fighter)
Mogubai Kurdikar (1904-2001- Hindustani classical singer)
Molla Atukuri (16th century – poet and mystic)
The Mother (1878-1973 – spiritual leader)
Mridula Sarabhai (1911-1974 – freedom fighter)
Muddupalani (1730-1790 – poet and courtesan)
Muktabai (1841-? – social reformer and writer)
Mumtaz Mahal (1593-1631 – Mughal Empress)
Muthulakshmi S. Reddy (1886-1968 – politician)
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N

Nadia (1908-1996 – actor and stuntwoman)
Nadira (1932-2006 – actor)
Nagaratnamma (1878-1952 – scholar and courtesan)
Naikidevi (12th century – warrior and regent of Gujarat)
Nalinibala Devi (1898-1978 – poet and writer)
Nanda Jhadav (1969-1999 – long distance runner)
Nandini Satpathy (1931-2006 – politician)
Nanibala Devi (1888-1967 – freedom fighter)
Nargis Dutt (1929-1981 – actor)
Naseem Banu (1916-2002 – actor and singer)
Nellie Sengupta (1886-1973 – freedom fighter)
Neera Desai (1925-2009 – Scholar)
Nihar Barua (1903-2004 – ethnomusicologist)
Nirmala Deshpande (1929-2008 – peace worker)
Sister Nivedita (1867-1911 – freedom fighter)
Noor Jehan (1926 –2000 – actor and singer)
Noor-Un-Nisa Inayat Khan (1914-1944 – Resistance fighter)
Nur Jahan (1577-1645 – Mughal empress)
Nutan (1936-1991 – actor)
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P

Padmaja Naidu (1900-1975 – politician)
Padmini (?-1303 – queen of Chittor)
Pandita Ramabai (1858-1922 – educationist and scholar)
Panna Dhai (c. 1542 – servant of the court of Chittor)
Parbati Giri (1926-1995 – freedom fighter)
Parveen Babi (1949-2005 – actor)
Patachara (6th century – Buddhist nun and hymn writer)
Patience Cooper (1905-1983 – actor)
D.K. Pattammal (1919-2009 – Carnatic singer)
Perin Ben Captain (1888-1958 – freedom fighter)
Phoolan Devi (1963-2001 – dacoit turned politician)
Phulrenu Guha (1911-2006 – freedom fighter)
Prabhavati Devi (5th century –queen regent)
Pramila Dandavate (1929-2002 – politician)
Prasannamoyee Devi (1857-1939 – poet and writer)
Preetilata Waddedar (1911-1932 – freedom fighter)
Protima Barua Pandey (1935-2002 – folk singer)
Protima Gauri Bedi (1948-1998 – dancer)
Pupul Jayakar (1916-1997 – writer)
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Q

Qurrat-Ul-Ain Haider (1927-2007- Writer)
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R

Rajyashri (7th century – princess and lay Buddhist)
Rama Devi (1899-1985 – freedom fighter)
Ramabai Ranade (1862-1924 – social activist)
Rami (c. 1440 – Vaishnavi poet)
Rani Rupmati (?-1570 - vocal musician)
Ranu Mukherjee (1906-2000 patron of arts)
Rashid Jahan (1905-1952 – writer)
Rashmoni, Rani (1793-1861 – religious personality)
Ranjabati Sarkar (1963-1999 dancer)
Rashsundari Devi (1809-1900 – writer)
Razia Sultana (1205-1240 – Delhi Sultanate ruler)
Renuka Ray (1904-1997 – judicial activist)
Rohini Bhate (1924-2008 - dancer)
Rokeya Sakhawat Hossein (1880-1932 – writer and educationist)
Rudramba (?-1289 – Kakatiya queen)
Rukhmabai (1864-1955– social rebel)
Rukmini Devi Arundale (1904-1986 – dancer)
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S

Sada Kaur (?-1832 – regent of Punjab)
Begum Samru (1753-1836 – ruler of Sardhana)
Samyogita (12th century – queen to Prithviraj Chauhan)
Sanghamitra (282-203 BCE –princess turned Buddhist nun)
Sarada Ma (1853-1920 – spiritual leader)
Saraju Bala Devi (1912-1994 – actor)
Sarala Devi Chaudhurani (1872-1945 – educationist and feminist)
Sarat Kumari Chaudhurani (1861-1920 – writer)
Saroj Pathak (1929-1989 – writer)
Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949 – poet and freedom fighter)
Satyawati Devi (1900-1945 – unionist and social reformer)
Savitribai Phule (1831-1897 – social reformer)
Seeta Devi (Renee Smith) (1905-1983 – actor)
Shakuntala Paranjpye (1906-2000 – writer, actor and politician)
Shamsunnahar Mahmud (1908-1964 – teacher and social reformer)
Shanta Apte (1916-1964 – actor)
Shanta Gandhi (1917-2002 – dancer and actor)
Shantala Devi (12th century – temple builder)
Sharadini Dahanukar (1945-2002 – clinical pharmacologist)
Sharda Ben Mehta (1882-1970 – social reformer and writer)
Shashwati (vedic period – hymn writer)
Sheila Dhar (1929-2001 – musician and writer)
Shila Mahadevi (8th century – Rashtrakuta co-ruler)
Shobhna Samarth (1915-2000 – actor)
Siddheshwari Devi (1908-1977 – classical singer)
Smita Patil (1955-1986 – actor)
Srividya (1953-2006 - actor)
Subbulakshmi (1916-2004 – classical singer)
Subbamma Duvvuri (1887-1964 – freedom fighter)
Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (1904-1948 – poet and freedom fighter)
Sucheta Kripalani (1908-1974 – freedom fighter)
Sudhatai Joshi (1918-? – freedom fighter)
Sule Sankavva (12th century – poet)
Sulekha Sanyal (1928-1962 – writer)
‘Sulochana’ (Ruby Myers) (1907-1983 – actor)
Sumati Bhide (1932-1999 – scientist)
Sumati Morarjee (1909-1998 – business tycoon and freedom fighter)
Sunayani Devi (1875-1962 – painter)
Sunity Devi (1864-1932 – princess and social worker)
Suraiyya (1929-2004 – actor)
Susheela Gopalan (1929-2001 – politician)
Sushila Nayyar (1906-2001 – freedom fighter)
Swarnakumari Devi (1856-1932 – writer)
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T

Taiyebba, Begum (1873-1921 – writer & social reformer)
Tara Ali Baig (1916-1989 – philanthropist)
Tarabai (1675-1761 – rebel queen, Chalukya)
Tarabai Shinde (1850-1910 – social activist)
Mother Teresa (1910-1997- religious and social activist)
Toru Dutt (1856-1877 – poet)
Tribhuvana Mahadevi (circa 846 – Bhaumakara queen)
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U

Umayamma (Regent.1677-1684 – Attingal queen)
Urmila Devi (1883-1956 – social activist)
Usha Devi Mitra (1897-1966 – writer)
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V

M.L. Vasanthakumari (1928-1990 – Carnatic singer)
Vibhavari Shirurkar (1905-1989? writer)
Vidya Gauri Nilkanth (1876-1958 – educationist and writer)
Vinodinee Neelkanth (1907-1987 - writer)
Vidyottama (4th-5th century – scholar and writer)
Vijayalakshmi Pandit (1900-1990 – political leader)
Vijaya Raje Scindia (1919-2001 – politician)
Violet Alva (1908-1969 – politician)
Vishakha (6th century BCE – lay Buddhist)
Vishnupriya (16th century – Vaishnav figure)
Vishwavara (Vedic period – hymn writer)
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Z

Zohrabai Agrewali (1868-1913 –classical singer)
Zubeida (1911-1990 - actor)
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