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.
Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879, Indian
Poet and Freedom Fighter
Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
01 September 1970, Indian
Model

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

Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Writer

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

Nandana SenNandana Sen
19 August 1967, Indian
Actress
Madhur JaffreyMadhur Jaffrey
13 August 1933, Indian, American
Actor, Television actor, Film actor, Writer, Film

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

Palak MuchhalPalak Muchhal
30 March 1992, Indian
Singer
Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
24 February 1942, Indian
Writer, Philosopher, University teacher,

Sudha MurthySudha Murthy
19 August 1950, Indian
Author, Social worker, Computer scientist,
Sagarika GhoseSagarika Ghose
08 November 1964, Indian
Author, Journalist

Anita DesaiAnita Desai
24 June 1937, Indian
Novelist

Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila
14 March 1972, Indian
Poet, Journalist
Mahasweta DeviMahasweta Devi
14 January 1926, Indian
Human rights activist, Writer, Poet, Novelist,

Soumitra ChatterjeeSoumitra Chatterjee
19 January 1935, Indian, British Indian Ocean Territory
Actor
Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
16 August 1904, Indian
Author, Poet

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

Kiran DesaiKiran Desai
03 September 1971, Indian
Novelist, Writer

Nayantara SahgalNayantara Sahgal
10 May 1927, Indian
Journalist, Writer
Nabaneeta Dev SenNabaneeta Dev Sen
13 January 1938, Indian
Author, Writer
Shashi DeshpandeShashi Deshpande
1938 AD, Indian
writer, novelist, journalist, short story writer,

Nalini SinghNalini Singh
17 February 1945, Indian
Journalist, Writer

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

Preeti ShenoyPreeti Shenoy
21 December 1971, Indian
Author
Bharati MukherjeeBharati Mukherjee
27 July 1940, Indian, American
Writer

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Anita NairAnita Nair
26 January 1966, Indian
Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist, Children's writer

Balamani AmmaBalamani Amma
19 July 1909, Indian
Author

Qurratulain HyderQurratulain Hyder
20 January 1927, Indian
Novelist

Geeta IyengarGeeta Iyengar
30 November 1944, Indian
B. K. S. Iyengar's daughter
Homai VyarawallaHomai Vyarawalla
09 December 1913, Indian
Photojournalist

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