list of some notable first women in their respective fields:

1.Kadambini Ganguly (1861–1923) – First Indian female physician, and one of the first two female graduates in India.

2.Anandi Gopal Joshi (1865–1887) – First Indian female physician (the first Indian woman to obtain a medical degree).

3.Rukhmabai (1864–1955) – First Indian female physician to practice medicine in colonial India.

4.Cornelia Sorabji (1866–1954) – First Indian woman to practice law in India and the first woman to graduate from Oxford University.

5.Kamini Roy (1864–1933) – First Indian woman to graduate with honors, and also a poet, social worker, and feminist.

6.Sarla Thakral (1914–2008) – First Indian woman to earn a pilot’s license and fly an aircraft.

7.Anna Chandy (1905–1996) – First female judge in India and in Asia.

8.Sucheta Kriplani (1908–1974) – First woman Chief Minister of an Indian state (Uttar Pradesh).

9.Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (1887–1964) – First Indian woman to hold a cabinet post in India’s government.

10.Arati Saha (1940–1994) – First Indian woman to swim across the English Channel.

11.Kiran Bedi (born 1949) – First woman Indian Police Service (IPS) officer.

12.Bachendri Pal (born 1954) – First Indian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

13.Indira Gandhi (1917–1984) – First and only female Prime Minister of India (served as Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977 and again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984).

14.Mary Kom (born 1982) – First Indian woman boxer to win an Olympic medal (bronze in 2012).

15.Punita Arora (born 1946) – First woman to attain the rank of Lieutenant General in the Indian Armed Forces.

16.Mithali Raj: The first woman to score 6,000 runs in One Day Internationals (ODIs) in cricket.

17.Sarojini Naidu: The first Indian woman to hold a significant position in India’s political landscape and become the President of the Indian National Congress.

18.Kalpana Chawla: The first Indian-born woman to travel to space as part of the Space Shuttle Columbia mission in 1997. Tragically, she lost her life in the Columbia disaster in 2003.

19.Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: The first Indian woman to win the Miss World pageant in 1994 and establish a successful career in the Indian film industry.

20.Sania Mirza: The first Indian woman to break into the top 30 of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings and achieve numerous accolades in international tennis.

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