List of famous Indian women with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.
Indian women are perceived to be dusky, doe-eyed and beautiful—a stereotype that has long been promoted by the media. While there is no doubt that the Indian woman is pretty, it is very unfair to judge her based upon only the physical attributes. Indian women are intelligent, talented and hard working too. Mathematics had long been considered a man’s domain in patriarchic India, but the feisty lady mathematician Shakuntala Devi, dubbed the “Human Computer” proved the naysayers wrong. Similarly the female chemist Asima Chatterjee beat all the odds to become the first woman to be conferred a Doctorate of Science by an Indian University.
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Indian women are blessed with an artistic bent of mind as is evident from the painting of artists like Amrita Sher-Gil, Anjolie Ela Menon, and Zarina. Authors like Arundhati Roy, Anita Desai and Shobha De have proved that the Indian women’s contributions to world literature are on a scale comparable to their male counterparts. Singers like Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle have made India proud with their numerous international performances. And who can forget the diminutive boxer, Mary Kom who is a five-time World Amateur Boxing champion? Browse on to discover many more fascinating details about the famous women of India.