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.
Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam
31 August 1919, Indian
Writer
Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879, Indian
Poet and Freedom Fighter

Padma LakshmiPadma Lakshmi
01 September 1970, Indian
Model

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

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

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

Honey IraniHoney Irani
25 August 1955, Indian
Actor, Writer, Screenwriter
Savitribai PhuleSavitribai Phule
03 January 1831, Indian
Poet

Nandana SenNandana Sen
19 August 1967, Indian
Actress
Irom Chanu SharmilaIrom Chanu Sharmila
14 March 1972, Indian
Poet, Journalist

Palak MuchhalPalak Muchhal
30 March 1992, Indian
Singer

Vandana ShivaVandana Shiva
05 November 1952, Indian
Philosopher, Physicist, Writer, University teacher
Shobhaa DeShobhaa De
07 January 1948, Indian
Journalist, Writer, Socialite, Model

Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma
26 March 1907, Indian
Poet, Author, Writer
Anita DesaiAnita Desai
24 June 1937, Indian
Novelist

Sagarika GhoseSagarika Ghose
08 November 1964, Indian
Author, Journalist

Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakGayatri Chakravorty Spivak
24 February 1942, Indian
Writer, Philosopher, University teacher,
Mirra AlfassaMirra Alfassa
21 February 1878, French, Indian
Mystic, Writer

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

Nayantara SahgalNayantara Sahgal
10 May 1927, Indian
Journalist, Writer

Kiran DesaiKiran Desai
03 September 1971, Indian
Novelist, Writer

Subhadra Kumari ChauhanSubhadra Kumari Chauhan
16 August 1904, Indian
Author, Poet
Nalini SinghNalini Singh
17 February 1945, Indian
Journalist, Writer
Nabaneeta Dev SenNabaneeta Dev Sen
13 January 1938, Indian
Author, Writer

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

Shashi DeshpandeShashi Deshpande
1938 AD, Indian
writer, novelist, journalist, short story writer,

Preeti ShenoyPreeti Shenoy
21 December 1971, Indian
Author
Anita NairAnita Nair
26 January 1966, Indian
Writer, Screenwriter, Essayist, Children's writer

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Balamani AmmaBalamani Amma
19 July 1909, Indian
Author

Geeta IyengarGeeta Iyengar
30 November 1944, Indian
B. K. S. Iyengar's daughter

Adela Florence NicolsonAdela Florence Nicolson
09 April 1865, Indian, British
Poet, Author, Writer

Kamala SuraiyyaKamala Suraiyya
31 March 1934, Indian