Asia Program

Women You Should Know in India

Project Expert

Manjari Chatterjee Miller
Manjari Chatterjee Miller

Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia

About the Project

India is one of the United States’ most important partners in shaping the future of the Indo-Pacific and its strategic competition with China. Yet many of the most influential voices in India’s policy issues—political, industrial, technological, and social—go unrecognized in U.S. policy and media circles. A number of these are women, defying American conceptions of Indian policy as a male-dominated space. These women’s perspectives are critical to any strong understanding of India’s changing domestic landscape, its relationship with the United States, and its place in the world’s future.

The Women You Should Know in India Project on the Asia Unbound blog addresses this gap by interviewing powerful women in different Indian policy spaces. Twice a month, the Asia Unbound blog will publish an interview with a Woman You Should Know in India, whose work influences the U.S.-India bilateral relationship and India’s relationship with the world. Each interview will feature her work and analysis on emerging dynamics in her sphere of influence and how they matter for India and the United States. Think of it as a roadmap to understanding both policymaking in India and the game-changing women who shape it.

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India

India’s many political parties represent the country’s great diversity. But India’s turn toward majoritarianism poses risks for its democracy.

India

In India, farmers own high-value land but cannot translate land into wealth. New models of agriculture and ethical entrepreneurship can fix this. 

India

To succeed in India, U.S. companies need to understand state politics and choose the right local partner. 

India

India’s constitution guarantees the rights to have a good life, vote, and speak freely, but these are not always respected, leading to an erosion of democracy.

India

India’s conservationists face increasing challenges as the country prioritizes economic growth over environmental protection.

India

The United States should learn from the strengths of India's technology industry.

India

With one of the world’s largest education systems, India has struggled to reach all children and ensure quality teaching and learning.

India

As competition with China grows, India and the United States should boost cooperation on space governance.

India

India has made ambitious pledges to reduce its emissions. The United States can help it transition to green energy.

India

India’s entrepreneurs, investors, and philanthropists are increasingly representative of the country’s diversity. They are playing a critical role in addressing India’s problems.

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