If you have not read “The Inheritance of Loss”, you have missed a literary gem. And Kiran Desai is the daughter of the legendary and heroically popular, Anita Desai. While the mother herself was nominated for the Booker Prize on three occasions, the daughter Kiran Desai is a rage of a writer and won it!

Best Female Authors In India. This is Anita Desai - (I'm on a roll this week with Indian women authors. She's lovely and dignified.

The first Indian woman to have set foot on the American soil and the first South Asian Female Physician to be trained on western medicine, Anandi was married off to Gopal Rao Joshi who was twenty years elder to her when she was just 9. At the age of 14, she gave birth to a boy who could not live for more than ten days due to the lack of medical expertise at that time. And this is when this little girl at 14 decided to pay a tribute to her son and became the first woman physician in India to…

Anandi Gopal Joshi was the first Indian female physician trained in Western medicine, and one of the first ever to come from Southern Asia. She was the first Indian woman who studied.

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She was successful and her birth into an affluent family was not her ticket for it. The first woman Prime Minister of India was a dedicated mother. She has left us with morals and values that define modernization on respectful lines.: Indira Gandhi – The Iron Lady of India

Neither secular, nor socialist: Mrs India Gandhi added two words to the Preamble of the Indian Constitution: “secular” and “socialist”. But India is neither. It is a caricature of both.

Sarla Thakral born in 1941 was the first Indian woman who flew an aircraft. She was a licensed pilot and at the age of 21 she flew a Gypsy Moth Solo and was the mother of a four year old daughter at that time.

An AWESOME Womans Life - Sarla Thakral, 21 years old. First Indian woman to earn a pilot license. 52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever

An Indian politician who served as the 12th President of India from 2007-2012, and setting the record of being the first woman to hold such a prestigious office. A member of the Indian National Congress, she is a devoted mother and a dutiful wife.: Pratibha Patilratibha Devisingh Patil

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After taking charge as the Managing Director and the CEO of the National Stock Exchange, she was the part of the five-member team selected by the Government of India for the creation of screen-based pan Indian Stock exchange. Talk about the inherent power of women to handle finances, it does not get better! A mother at home and a brilliant financial planner for the country at work, what more do you expect?: Chitra Ramakrisha

Read motivational success story of Chitra Ramkrishna, She is the first woman Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Stock Exchange in India

We know her as MC Mary Kom! This Indian boxer is a five time World Amateur Boxing Champion and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each of the six world championships. And if you find a picture somewhere, her family is just perfect and her children are amazingly adorable. A woman who boxes at international levels is surely a prolific mother!: Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom

Mary Kom studied only till standard VIII, and never had a flair for studies. She was in love with the game of Boxing and wanted to learn the art and skill.

She took over at SBI a year ago and has in one year changed the shape of the assets and the functioning. Named as the 'Most Powerful Woman in Business in India' by the reputed Fortune Magazine, this lady is not a soft heart. She knows just the right ways of getting anything done. Inspiration to the women of the nation and a brilliant family person, Arundhati is a driving force at home and at work.: Arundhati Bhattacharya

Arundhati Bhattachaya rarely stumbles over words. Heading the largest bank in India as the first woman chairperson in the bank's