For Women’s Day, we decided to look at some extraordinary contemporary Indian women artists and photographers whose works have dazzled us on Instagram:

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Babbuthepainter’s work explores issues of gender politics within South Asia, and uses various mediums to express herself. A very exciting artist to watch out for.  

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Maria is a Toronto-based South Asian pop artist with a ‘love-hate relationship with aunties’. Her work is brazen, bold and upturns the prevalent male-driven narrative formidably.

Bad Body Day #WIP Giving up my steady brushpen affair briefly to better my painting. #GhareluWitchGirls

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Kaveree Gopalakrishnan is an independent comic book maker whose works have appeared in several publications. Her works revolve around the intersection of urban spaces, relationships and the natural world.


Osheen Siva is an illustrator and graphic designer whose bold, powerful lines make us rethink our place in the world.

Mira Malhotra is a graphic designer and illustrator-founder of Studio Kohl. Her graphic art is often characterized by humour, wit and the ‘combined experience of being an Indian and the experience of looking at Indianness as an outsider’.


Taarika John is an illustrator and visual artist based in Bombay, and her art takes on topics that are considered taboo.

Shaivalini Kumar is an Adobe Photoshop 25 Under 25 fellow. Her playful takes on type revisit childhood and all their happy memories.


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Shilo Shiv Suleman’s work has featured in several publications across the world. She’s also the founder of The Fearless Collective that features more than 400 visual artists who harness the power of art in public spaces to create social change, with a focus on gender and sexuality.

Pakhi Sen’s series of works that reimagines paintings through photographs is an outstanding take on contemporary art.  


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Banjaaran’s products such as shoes and bags stand out for their visual creativity, taking the normal and transforming it into a rich, immersive product, while retaining the cultural histories they come from.

Jyotsana Singh is an illustrator. She can be found on Instagram here.


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