14 Indian Women In Science You Should Know About
Who run the world?
1. Bibha Chowdhuri (1913—1991)
3. Kamal Ranadive (1917—2001)
6. Dr. Ritu Karidhal
7. Kadambini Ganguly (1862—1923) and Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865—1887)
8. Aditi Sen De
Physicist Aditi Sen De, who is also a professor at the Harish-Chandra Research Institute in Allahabad, was the first woman to receive the coveted Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize, for her work in physical sciences, by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Her contribution to the exacting field of quantum computation — particularly quantum entanglement — is truly path-breaking.
9. Janaki Ammal (1897—1984)
10. Chandrima Shaha
A biologist by profession, Chandrima Shaha happens to be the first ever female president of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA). She was also the former director of the National Institute of Immunology. With cell biology (cell death in particular) as her specialisation, she has substantially researched and penned several papers about Kala-azar, or Black Fever, a tropical disease that is caused by the Leishmania parasite.
11. Mangala Mani
12. Rukhmabai Bhikaji (1864—1955)
One of the first practising female doctors in India, Rukhmabai Bhikaji's story is an absolutely awe-inspiring one. She was married off at the age of 11 to a 19-year-old man named Dadaji Bhikaji and even as a child bride, she had the guts to contest his claims to conjugal rights. This later led to the enactment of the Age of Consent Act. Rukhmabai then went on to study medicine, receiving her MD from the London School of Medicine for Women.