Throughout history, there have been many Indian women writers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Indian female writers such as Sarojini Naidu, Jhumpa Lahiri, Amrita Pritam, Shreya Ghoshal, Madhur Jaffrey.
Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
01 September 1970, Indian
Model
Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879, Indian
Poet and Freedom Fighter

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Writer

Savitribai PhuleSavitribai Phule
03 January 1831, Indian
Social Reformer, Poet

Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma
26 March 1907, Indian
Poet

MirabaiMirabai
1498 AD, Indian
Bhakti Saint
Kalki KoechlinKalki Koechlin
10 January 1984, Indian
Actor, Screenwriter, Writer

Shreya GhoshalShreya Ghoshal
12 March 1984, Indian
Singer, Writer, Actor, Composer

Arundhati RoyArundhati Roy
24 November 1961, Indian
Novelist, Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist
Meena KumariMeena Kumari
01 August 1933, Indian
Actress

Honey IraniHoney Irani
25 August 1955, Indian
Actor, Writer, Screenwriter
Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee
19 January 1935, Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
05 November 1952, Indian
Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher

Madhur JaffreyMadhur Jaffrey
13 August 1933, Indian, American
Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Writer, Film

Palak MuchhalPalak Muchhal
30 March 1992, Indian
Singer

Nandana SenNandana Sen
19 August 1967, Indian
Actress
Sagarika GhoseSagarika Ghose
08 November 1964, Indian
Author, Journalist

SugathakumariSugathakumari
03 January 1934, Indian
Writer, Human rights activist, Children's writer

Shobhaa DeShobhaa De
07 January 1948, Indian
Journalist, Writer, Socialite, Model

Anita DesaiAnita Desai
24 June 1937, Indian
Novelist
Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
14 January 1926, Indian
Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist,

Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila
14 March 1972, Indian
Poet, Journalist
Nayantara SahgalNayantara Sahgal
10 May 1927, Indian
Journalist, Writer

Sudha MurthySudha Murthy
19 August 1950, Indian
Author, Social worker, Computer scientist,

Nabaneeta Dev SenNabaneeta Dev Sen
13 January 1938, Indian
Author, Writer
Kiran DesaiKiran Desai
03 September 1971, Indian
Novelist, Writer

Balamani AmmaBalamani Amma
19 July 1909, Indian
Author
LalleshwariLalleshwari
1320 AD, Indian
Hindu Saint

Preeti ShenoyPreeti Shenoy
21 December 1971, Indian
Author

Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
16 August 1904, Indian
Author, Poet
Shashi DeshpandeShashi Deshpande
1938 AD, Indian
writer, novelist, journalist, short story writer,

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Anita NairAnita Nair
26 January 1966, Indian
Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist, Children's writer
Geeta IyengarGeeta Iyengar
30 November 1944, Indian
B. K. S. Iyengar's daughter

Qurratulain HyderQurratulain Hyder
20 January 1927, Indian
Novelist

Bharati MukherjeeBharati Mukherjee
27 July 1940, Indian, American
Writer

Nalini SinghNalini Singh
17 February 1945, Indian
Journalist, Writer
Meena AlexanderMeena Alexander
17 February 1951, Indian
Poet
Kamala MarkandayaKamala Markandaya
01 January 1924, Indian, British
Novelist

Homai VyarawallaHomai Vyarawalla
09 December 1913, Indian
Photojournalist

Santha Rama RauSantha Rama Rau
24 January 1923, Indian, American
Writer

Adela Florence NicolsonAdela Florence Nicolson
09 April 1865, Indian, British
Poet, Author, Writer
Kamala SuraiyyaKamala Suraiyya
31 March 1934, Indian