Biography--Women--India


73 books
A life less ordinary

Baby Halder; translated by Urvashi Butalia

Biography--Women--India Memoirs Halder, Baby (1973-) Poor people--Asia

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Alice Boner

a visionary artist and scholar across two continents

Andrea Kuratli & Johannes Beltz

Biography--Arts Biography--Women--India Boner, Alice (Swiss artist, 1889-1981)

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All these years

a memoir

Raj Thapar

Thapar, Raj (Wife of Romesh, mother of Valmik 1926-1987) Memoirs Biography--Women--India

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Amma

Jayalalithaa's journey from movie star to political queen

Vaasanthi

Politicians--India Biography--Women--India Biography--India--Tamils Biography--Politics--India--20th century Biography--Politics (ministers, MPs, essayists etc.) Biography--Cinema & theater Jayalalithaa, Jayaram (Actress, Tamil CM, 1948-2016)

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Amrita Sher-Gil

a life

Yashodhara Dalmia

Biography--Women--India Biography--Arts Sher-Gil, Amrita (Hungarian-Indian painter, 1913-1941)

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Annai Sri Sarada Devi

virivana vazhkai varalaru

Aasudhoshanandar

Biography--Religion--Hinduism Biography--Women--India Sarada Devi (1853-1920)

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Autobiographie d'une travailleuse du sexe

Nalini Jameela; trad. de l'anglais p. Sophie Bastide-Foltz

Memoirs Biography--Prostitutes Biography--Women--India Jameela, Nalini (Indian prostitute) Prostitution--South Asia

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Beloved witch

an autobiography

Ipsita Roy Chakraverti

Witchcraft--India Chakraverti, Ipsita Roy (Wiccan priestess, 1965-) Biography--Women--India

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Breaking out

an Indian woman's American journey

Padma Desai

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--Business, economy, finance Emigrants--Indian origin Desai, Padma (Economist, 1931-)

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Chandramani Devi

Sri Ramakrishna's mother

Pravrajika Prabuddhaprana

Biography--Women--India Biography--Spiritual persons Chandramani Devi Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (1836-1886) Hinduism--Women--History

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Climbing the mango trees

a memoir of a childhood in India

Madhur Jaffrey

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Jaffrey, Madhur (1933-) Biography--Chefs & their critics

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Dare to do!

for the new generation

Kiran Bedi

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--Police Bedi, Kiran (Puducherry governor, 1949-)

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Dreissig Jahre in Indien

Vom Vaterland ins Mutterland

Sibylle Sharma-Hablik

Memoirs Sharma-Hablik, Sibylle Biography--Sri Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry Biography--Women--India Biography--Arts

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Eremitin im Himalaya

die Geschichte der Rose Schmitt alias Uma Shankarananda

Annelie Tacke

Schmitt, Rose (Uma Shankarananda, Hermit, 1936-) Biography--Women--India Biography--Religion--Hinduism Spiritual biography

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Footprints in time

reminiscences of a Sindhi Matriarch

Ghulam Fatima Shaikh; transl. from Sindhi & annot. by Rasheeda Husain; fwd by Dr Aziz Ur Rehman Bughio

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--Religion--Islam and Sufism Ghulam Fatima Shaikh (Hindu to Islam convert, 1906-1981) Muslim converts from Hinduism

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Freedom's child

growing up during the Satyagraha

Chandralekha Mehta

Memoirs India--Autonomy and independence movements Biography--Women--India Age group--Youth (10-18) Coming of age

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Freeing the spirit

the iconic women of modern India

edited by Malvika Singh.

Biography--Women--India

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Goa

a daughter's story

Maria Aurora Couto

Goa--Social life and customs India--History--Goa Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--Education Biography--Literature--India Couto, Maria Aurora (Indian writer)

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Great women of India

editors, Swami Madhavananda, Ramesh Chandra Majumdar.

Biography--Women--India Women Biography--Collective

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Heart to heart

remembering Nainaji

Vidya Rao

Biography--Women--India Biography--Music Biography--Dance Dance--India Dancers--Biography--India Musicians--India Biography--Nobility Naina Devi (N. Ripjit Singh, Indian singer & dancer, 1917-1993)

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Holy hell

a memoir of faith, devotion, and pure madness

Gail Tredwell

Memoirs Biography--Spiritual persons Biography--Women--India Tredwell, Gail (=Gayatri, Hugging Amma disciple, 1958-) Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (1953-) Ashrams--India

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I, Phoolan Devi

Autobiography of India's bandit queen

Phoolan Devi, with Marie-Thérèse Cuny and Paul Rambali.

Biography--Women--India Biography--Rebels, revolutionaries, reformers Biography--Criminals Biography--Politics--India--20th century Memoirs Phoolan Devi (Bandit Queen, 1963-2001)

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India called them

Lord Beveridge

Biography--Families Biography--India Orientalists Beveridge, Henry (Orientalist, 1837-1929) Biography--Women--India Orientalists--Women Beveridge, Annette (Orientalist, 1842-1929)

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India's bandit queen

The true story of Phoolan Devi

Mala Sen

Phoolan Devi (Bandit Queen, 1963-2001) Biography--Women--India Biography--Rebels, revolutionaries, reformers Biography--Politics--India--20th century

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Indira

the life of Indira Nehru Gandhi

Katherine Frank

Prime ministers--India Gandhi, Indira (Indian prime minister, 1917-1984) Biography--Politics--India--20th century Biography--Women--India Biography--Rulers (heads of gov./ chief exec.)

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Indira Gandhi

a life in nature

Jairam Ramesh

Biography--Women--India Biography--Politics--India--20th century Biography--Rulers (heads of gov./ chief exec.) Gandhi, Indira (Indian prime minister, 1917-1984) Nature conservation--Political aspects

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Josephine MacLeod and Vivekananda's mission

Linda Prugh

Biography--Women--India Biography--Religion--Hinduism Ramakrishna Movement Vivekananda (Swami, 1863-1902) MacLeod, Josephine (Vivekananda disciple, 1858-1949)

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Journeys / பயணங்கள்

trajectories of education and empowerment among young women in the Auroville biogregion

Education--Women Auroville authors Auroville--Social topics Biography--Collective--21st century Biography--Women--India Biography--Auroville

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Karaikkal Ammaiyar

Gomathi Suriamurthy

Karaikkal Ammaiyar (6th century) Biography--Religion--Hinduism Biography--Women--India

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Karukku

Bama; transl. from Tamil by Lakshmi Holmström; ed. by Mini Krishnan

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Bama (Tamil Dalit woman, 1958-) Social stratification--Women Castes--Dalits--Social conditions Women--Social conditions--India Catholic Church--India Biography--Socially disadvantaged

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Kein ganz gewöhnliches Leben

Baby Halder; a.d.Engl.übertr.v. Annemarie Hafner

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Halder, Baby (1973-) Poor people--Asia

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Kiran Bedi Vazhkai Varalaru

Parmesh Dangwal

Bedi, Kiran (Puducherry governor, 1949-) Biography--Social Sciences--India Biography--Show biz Biography--Women--India

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Maharanis

the extra ordinary tale of four Indian queens and their journey from purdah to parliament.

Moore, Lucy

Biography--Rulers (heads of gov./ chief exec.) Queens (Regents) Biography--Women--India Biography--Collective

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Maharanis :

the lives and times of three generations of Indian princesses

Lucy Moore.

India--History--20th century Biography--Women--India

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Margot

Sister Nivedita of Vivekananda

Reba Som

Biography--Religion--Hinduism Nivedita (1867-1911) Biography--Women--India

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Monsoon diary

a memoir with recipes

Shoba Narayan

Biography--Women--India Biography--India Biography--Literature--India Memoirs Narayan, Shoba Cookery--Indic

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Mr and Mrs Jinnah

the marriage that shook India

Sheela Reddy

Biography--Families Biography--Women--India Biography--India Biography--Politics--India--20th century Biography--Rulers (heads of gov./ chief exec.) Jinnah, Mahomed Ali (1876-1948) Jinnah, Rattanbai Maryam (1900-1929)

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a life in music

T. J. S. George

Subbulakshmi, M. S. (Tamil musician, 1916-2004) Biography--Music Biography--Women--India Biography--India--Tamils Musicians--Vocalists Musicians--India

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Nivédita

fille de l'Inde

Lizelle Reymond

Biography--Religion--Hinduism Nivedita (1867-1911) Biography--Women--India

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On balance

an autobiography

Leila Seth

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--Judges and Lawyers

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One little finger

Malini Chib

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--Peace, civil & human rights activists Physically handicapped--Narratives Chib, Malini (Indian disability rights activist, 1966-)

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Out of line

a literary and political biography of Nayantara Sahgal

Ritu Menon

Biography--Literature--India Biography--Women--India Sahgal, Nayantara (Indian writer, 1927-) Biography--Politics--India--20th century

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Outlaw

India's bandit queen and me

Roy Moxham

Biography--Women--India Biography--Politics--India--20th century Biography--Rebels, revolutionaries, reformers Phoolan Devi (Bandit Queen, 1963-2001) Prisoners

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Phoolan Devi

die Legende einer indischen Banditin

Veena Kade-Luthra

Biography--Women--India Biography--Criminals Biography--Rebels, revolutionaries, reformers Phoolan Devi (Bandit Queen, 1963-2001) Women--Social role and status--India

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Princess

the autobiography of the Dowager Maharani of Gwalior

Vijayaraje Scindia

Biography--Nobility Biography--Women--India Memoirs Queens (Regents) Scindia, Vijayaraje (Rajmata of Gwalior, 1919-2001)

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princesse se souvient

les mémoires de la Maharani de Jaipur

Gayatri Devi; receuillies par Santha Rama Rao; traduit de l'anglais par Élisabeth Chayet

Biography--Rulers (heads of gov./ chief exec.) Biography--India Biography--Women--India Queens (Regents) Gayatri Devi (Maharani of Jaipur, 1919-2009)

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Return to India

a memoir

Shoba Narayan

Biography--Women--India Biography--Literature--India Biography--India Memoirs Narayan, Shoba

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Room to fly

a transcultural memoir

Padma Hejmadi

Travel--World Travel--Philosophy Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--Travellers Spiritual memoirs

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Scarlet thread

an indian woman speaks

Rachel Barton

Biography--Women--India Memoirs Barton, Rachel Arranged marriage--India

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Selective memories

stories from my life

Shobha Dé

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--Literature--India Biography--Journalists Biography--Models Dé, Shobhaa (Indian model & author, 1948-)

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Smritichitre

the memoirs of a spirited wife

Lakshmibai Tilak; transl. from the Marathi by Shanta Gokhale

Memoirs Biography--Literature--India Biography--Women--India Tilak, Lakshmibai (Marathi writer, 1868-1936)

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Ten decades of happenings

the autobiography

of Winifred Rushforth

Memoirs Biography--Medicine Biography--Psychology Biography--Spiritual persons Biography--Women--India Rushforth, Winifred (1885-1983)

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The Dedicated

a biography of Nivedita

Lizelle Reymond

Biography--Religion--Hinduism Nivedita (1867-1911) Biography--Women--India

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The golden calm

an english lady s life in Moghul Delhi

ed. by M. M. Kaye

India--History--1526-1765 (Mughals) Biography--Women--India Biography--Nobility Bayley, Emily (b.Metcalfe, 1830-1911)

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The Ivory throne

chronicles of the house of Travancore

Manu S. Pillai

India--History--Kerala Travancore (Indian kingdom, 870-1949) Queens (Regents) Biography--Nobility Biography--Rulers (heads of gov./ chief exec.) Biography--Women--India Setu Lakshmi Bayi (Maharani of Travancore, 1895-1985)

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The Mother

a short biography

Wilfried Huchzermeyer

Biography--Sri Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry The Mother (1878-1973) Biography--Spiritual persons Biography--Women--India

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The Sun In The Morning

being the first part of Share The Summer, her autobiography

M. M. Kaye

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--Literature--India Kaye, Mary Margaret (1908-2004)

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Une vie moins ordinaire

Baby Halder; trad. de l'anglais (Inde) p. Nathalie Bourgeau

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Poor people--Asia Halder, Baby (1973-)

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Vai. Mu. Kothainayaki Ammal

R. Prema

Biography--India Biography--Women--India Biography--Literature--India Biography--Journalists Kothainayaki Ammal, V. M. (1901-1960)

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Vent en Rafales

Taslima Nasrin ; traduit du bengali par Philippe Daron.

Women authors--South Asian Nasrin, Taslima (1962-) Biography--Women--India Biography--Literature--India Memoirs

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Wicked women of the Raj

European women who broke society's rules and married Indian princes

Coralie Younger

Women--White Biography--Collective Biography--Women--India India--History--1765-1947 (Raj)

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Women who dared

edited by Ritu Menon

Biography--Women--India Women Biography--Collective

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உனக்கு படிக்கத் தெரியாது

Unakku Padikka Theriyaathu

கமலாலயன்

Biography--Women--India Biography--India--Tamils

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ஒரு கனவின் கதை

Oru kanavin kathai

சுதா மூர்த்தி

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--India--Tamils Biography--Literature--India--Tamil Sudha Murthy (Karnatic writer, 1950-)

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ஒரு வாழ்க்கையின் துகள்கள்

ஒரு குடும்ப ஆவணத்திலிருந்து

Oru Valzhkkayin Thugalhal- Oru Kudumba Aavanaththilirundhu

ஆங்கிலத்தில்: மைதிலி சிவராமன். தமிழில் கி.இரமேஷ்

Biography--Women--India Subbalakshmi, G. (Indian activist, 1897-1978) Biography--India--Tamils Biography--Rebels, revolutionaries, reformers

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ஔவையார் வாழ்வும் வாக்கும்

Avvaiyar vazhvum vakkum

எம். நாராயண வேலுப்பிள்ளை

Biography--India--Tamils Biography--Literature--India--Tamil Biography--Women--India Avvaiyar (Tamil poetesses)

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கமலவல்லி அல்லது டாக்டர் சந்திரசேகரன்

novel

Kamalavalli allathu Doctor Chandrasekaran

டி. பி. இராஜலட்சுமி

Biography--India--Tamils Biography--Cinema & theater Biography--Women--India Rajalakshmi, Thiruvaiyaru Panchapakesa (Tamil actress, 1911-1964) Memoirs

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கஸ்தூர்பா

மகாத்மாவின் மனைவி எழுப்பும் கேள்விகள்

Kasturbha

மைதிலி சிவராமன்

Biography--Women--India Biography--Peace, civil & human rights activists Gandhi, Kasturba (Mohandas' wife, 1869-1944)

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தேவதாசியும் மகானும்

பெங்களூரு நாகரத்தினம்மா- வாழ்வும் காலமும்

Teevataaciyum makaanum

வெங்கடகிருஷ்ணன் ஸ்ரீராம் தமிழில் பத்மா நாராயணன்

Nagarathnamma (1878-1952) Tyagaraja (Swami, 1767-1847) Devadasis Composition (Music) Biography--Music Biography--India Biography--Women--India

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நான் பூலன் தேவி

Naan Phoolan Devi

Phoolan Devi

Biography--Criminals Biography--Politics--India--20th century Biography--Women--India Biography--Rebels, revolutionaries, reformers Memoirs Phoolan Devi (Bandit Queen, 1963-2001)

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புழுதிக்குள் சில சித்திரங்கள்

Puzhuthikkul Chila Chithirangal

தேவி பாரதி

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--India--Tamils Biography--Literature--India--Tamil Davi Bala (Tamil author)

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மலை உச்சியில் மறுபிறப்பு

Born again on the mountain

Malai Utchiyil Marupirappu

ஆண்டாள் பிரியதர்ஷினி

Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--Mountaineers Sinha, Arunima (Indian mountaineer, 1988-)

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முள்

Mul

முத்துமீனாள்

Leprosy Memoirs Biography--Women--India Biography--India--Tamils Muthumeenal (recovered leprosy victim)

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