Lists Of First Women in India
Female Personalities one who revolutionaries ideas shaped the Indian Society by contributing something new which was ever contributed by any Indians. The list is composed of all those human explorations and adventures, expeditions, discoveries and inventions which were made first time in the history of India.
The Women Scientists of India
- D.Sc. (1931, Michigan), Founder Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences. Winner of Padmashri Award. Was a renowned botanist and plant cytologist who made significant contributions to genetics, evolution, phytogeography and ethnobotany.
- First woman D.Sc. (1944, Calcutta), FASc, FNA, Khaira Professor of Chemistry, Calcutta University. Recipient of the Padma Bhushan. The numerous awards she won include S S Bhatnagar award, C V Raman award of the UGC, P C Ray award, Sisir K Mitra Lectureship and Dr G P Chatterjee Lectureship. First lady president of the Indian Science Congress, member of Rajya Sabha. Her area of interest was natural products with special reference to the medicinal chemistry.
Ph.D. (1930, Berlin). This renowned anthropologist was the Head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Deccan College. She presided over the Anthropology division of the National Science Congress in 1947. She wrote extensively on a wide variety of academic subjects and otherwise. Her writings include the highly acclaimed book ‘Yuganta’ which won the Sahitya Academy Award.
Ph.D. (1949, Bombay), FNA. This recipient of the Padmabhushan established the first tissue culture laboratory in India at the Indian Cancer Research Centre (presently Cancer Research Institute). She got Watumal Foundation Award for her work in the field of leprosy. She founded the Indian Women Scientist Association (IWSA).
|S.No||Field||Name of the Person||Year||Birth Place|
|1||First Indian Woman Doctor||Anandi Gopal Joshi||1886||Pune, British India|
|2||First Woman President of INC||Annie Besant||1917||London, UK|
|3||First Indian Woman President of INC||Sarojini Naidu||1925||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)|
|4||First Indian Woman Airline Pilot||Sarla Thakral||1936||New Delhi|
|5||First Indian Woman to swim across English Channel||Arati Saha||1959||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|6||First Indian woman to get Arjuna Award||Stephie D’Souza||1963||Goa|
|7||First Indian Woman to become Miss World||Miss Reita Faria||1966||British Bombay (Now Mumbai)|
|8||First Indian Woman to win Gold in Asian
|9||First Indian Woman to get Bharat Ratna||Indira Gandhi||1971||Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh|
|10||First Indian Woman to get Jnanpith Award||Ashapoorna Devi||1976||Culcutta (Now Kolkata, West Bengal)|
|11||First Indian Woman to get Nobel Prize||Mother Terasa||1979||West Germany (Now Macedonia)|
|12||First Indian Women to win Oscar Award||Bhanu Athaiya||1983||Kolhapur, British India (Now Maharashtra)|
|13||First Indian Woman to climb Mt Everest||Bachendri Pal||1984||Uttrakashi (Now Uttarakand)|
|14||First Woman to get Ashok Chakra||Nirja Bhanot||1987||Chandigarh, Punjab|
|15||First Woman Judge of Supreme Court||Meera Sahib Fatima Bibi||1989||Pathanamthitta, Kerala|
|16||First Indian Woman to become Miss Universe||Susmita Sen||1994||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)|
|17||First Indian Woman to Booker Prize||Arundhati Roy||1997||Shillong, Assam (Present Meghalaya)|
|18||First Indian Woman to go to space||Kalpana Chawla||1997||Karnal, Punjab (Now Haryana)|
|19||First Woman Musician to get Bharat Ratna||MS Subbalakshmi||1998||Madurai, Tamilnadu|
|20||First Indian Woman to win Medal in Olymbic||Karnam Malleswari||2000||Andhra Pradesh|
|21||First Indian Woman to win WTA Title||Sania Mirza||2004||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)|
|22||India’s First Woman Governor (Uttar Pradesh)||Sarojini Naidu||1947 – 1949||Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana)|
|23||First Indian Woman Ambassador at UN||Vijalakshmi Pandit||1947 – 1949||Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh|
|24||First Woman Union Minister (Minister of Health)||Rajkumari Amrita Kaur||1947 – 1957||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|25||First Woman Chief Minister of State (Uttar Pradesh)||Sucheta Kripalani||1963 – 1967||Ambala, Punjab (Now in Haryana)|
|26||India’s First Woman Prime Minister||Indira Gandhi||1966-1977||Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh|
|27||India’s First Woman IPS Officer||Kiran Bedi||1975 (In Delhi)||Amritsar, Punjab.|
|28||First Indian Woman to climb Mt Everest twice||Santhosh Yadhav||1992, 1993||Haryana|
|29||India’s First Woman President||Pratiba Patil||2007 – 2012||Maharashtra|
|30||First transgender woman to be a police officer in India (Dharmapuri)||K Prithika Yashini||2017 (Dharmapuri)||Tamilnadu|