In contemporary Indian literature, there exist shining stars whose words illuminate our hearts and minds. In 2023, India celebrates the brilliance of top 5 women writers and poets who have left an indelible mark with their literary prowess and contributions. These women, Huma Tanweer, Usha Kiran Moodgal, Mayaa SH, Dr. Mehjabeen, and Madhurima Guruju, have not only penned inspiring stories and verses but have also made significant impacts in various fields, from social activism to mental health advocacy.
Top 5 women writers and poets of India – 2023 are
- Huma Tanweer
- Usha Kiran Moodgal
- Mayaa SH
- Madhurima Guruju
Whether it’s Huma Tanweer’s international recognition, Usha Kiran Moodgal’s contributions to literature and dance, Mayaa SH’s advocacy for gender equality, Dr. Mehjabeen’s dedication to mental health, or Madhurima Guruju’s poetic therapy, each of these women has left an indomitable mark on the literary landscape. Here we will share the details of all these top 5 women writers and poets of India 2023.
Huma Tanweer is an International Author, Screenwriter, Columnist and a Motivational speaker. She is a recipient of Asia’s Top 100 Influential Woman Award, 2021. She is also a recipient of an international literary award in the category of “Fiction – Woman Writer of the year”. She also received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” in Asia’s Education Leadership Summit. She has recently received “Best Indo-Asia Iconic Woman of the Year” Award-2023 in Indo-Asia Leadership Summit.
Early in her career at the age of 19, she signed a contract with Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany in 2009. Her first book “The Social and Controversial issues” was published in 2010 and received accolades from such notable figures as Salman Rushdie and Shashi Tharoor. She has been regular in writing many youth awakening articles in Newspapers and many other reputed magazines. Her articles and interviews have appeared in Hindustan Times, Dainik Bhaskar, India Saga, Daily Hunt, The Hindu, India Today, The Indian Express, The Kashmir Monitor, The Kashmir Radar, Zee News, The Street, Vents Magazine and Times of India’s city supplements, among others. She holds a post-graduate degree in Travel and Tourism Administration from Banaras Hindu University.
She is the author of seven international bestselling books. Her books are also nominated for International Commonwealth Awards. Huma has spoken at top universities and colleges as a guest speaker, on topics ranging from women empowerment, to pursuing non-traditional careers. She has also made multiple television appearances and spoken on various panels and forums, joining the panels with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Arvind Kejriwal and Shabana Azmi. She was recognized as one of the youngest non-fiction authors of the world.
USHA KIRAN MOODGAL
Usha Kiran Moodgal is a renowned Hindi scholar, poetess, researcher, and dancer. She has earned recognition both nationally and internationally. Usha currently serves as the International Ambassador at Dawn Research and Development Council.
Her poetry compilation, “Kavya Tulika,” has garnered widespread acclaim, and she has contributed to various collaborative anthologies. After completing her undergraduate studies, she pursued post-graduate degrees in Hindi and History. In 1987, she embarked on her marital journey with Ashok Moodgal.
Moodgal’s life has been enriched by her contributions to literature and dance. She has received the “Bharat Shree National Award” and the “Honorary Gold Medal Award by DRDC Global” for her unwavering commitment to literature. Notably, her book “Kavya Tulika” received the “Sahitya Sthambh Puraskar 2023” and the “Sahika India International Award” for “Best Poetry Book of the Year.”
Usha Kiran has achieved multiple world records with her poem “शक्ति” (“Shakti,” meaning power) and has been recognized by the Inkzoid and Glorious book of records. Her numerous accolades include the “Maharshi Valmiki Bharatiya Gaurav Samman 2023,” “Tagore Ratna Samman,” “Nazrul Sahitya Samman Laureate Award,” and the “Ishwar Chand Vidya Sagar Iconic Achievers Award.” Her poetry, including “निर्णय” and “ख़ामोशी,” published in collaborative editions, continues to receive acclaim. Her international honors encompass the “Asian Excellence Award 2023,” Jane Austen Platinum Book Award, and the “MBR Global Excellence Award.”
Moodgal shares her literary creations on Instagram, under the handle @ushakirankavyanjali. Her works are featured in newspapers, digital media platforms, and even on magazine covers, including Lidue and The Eagle Eye.
Mayaa SH is a name synonymous with literary excellence and advocacy for gender equality and a gender neutrality expert.
Mayaa SH also known as Mayaa Devi, Mayaa Tai, Mayaa Di, Mayaa Audio SH, Pushpa ‘The Fire’, Padma Of The East, Lady Robin Hood , Female Chulbul Pandey,MS Dhoni Of Writing, Female Karl Marx and Lady Gandhi is a known name in Contemporary Literature. She is a Multi-National Award Winner, a ten times a World Record Holder, An Artist, a Podcaster, a Record Chart Topping International Fastest Anthology Co-Authoress and has been chosen as number 1 The Modern Literary Stars Of India, 2022 by Cherry Book Awards for making valuable contribution to Contemporary Indian Literature. She has Won In Memorable Performance in the category termed as ‘Other than English write ups “ for her appreciation of hard work , creativity and dedication in Grand Christmas Competition 2.0 which has been a world record event of the largest creative event hosted online with more than 1000+participants.
Mayaa SH is a Women Empowerment Culturist and a gender equality exponent to position and contextualize her work within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She has depicted gender inclusivity and equality through her certifications from the United Nations and powerful writings on Feminism, Gender Equality, Transforming Vision Into Action: Transmogrification on Transgender Community and Mental Health Awareness Topics. Her work depicts the identity, economic and social freedom of many.
She has co-authored more than hundred and fifty plus anthologies with nine solo books and has been aligned with more than 86 publication houses.She has been featured in several magazines and women oriented like Tejaswi – The Imperishable on Women Power and Honour including few international magazines. Her first poem “The Candle In The Wind” made her win an Award at the National Level. She navigates many women through stress by deploying talking as a medium to combat stress and fear. As a recipient of numerous Multi-National Awards and State Awards, she is a true luminary in contemporary literature. Mayaa SH’s dedication extends beyond literary accolades; she is a Women Empowerment Culturist and a passionate advocate for gender equality.
Her writings, steeped in feminism and thought-provoking insights on various subjects, deeply resonate with her readers. Mayaa SH’s literary canvas not only highlights the power of words but also the importance of identity, economic freedom, and social justice. Mayaa SH has left an indomitable mark on the literary landscape. Her influence extends internationally, gracing the pages of magazines dedicated to women’s empowerment and honor. She is a literary dynamo whose words ignite change, empower women, and challenge the status quo.
Dr Mehjabeen is a very passionate and dedicated human being and a global ambassador for Mental health issues. She also educated 500 kids in a Rural area and had her own free school for underprivileged kids .
She has won several accolades like Mahila Ratna Award, TOP 100 AIWA (ASIAS INFLUENTAL WOMEN AWARD (as excellence psychologist )WOMEN INTERNATIONAL ICON AWARD, (as Diffrence maker)INDIAN WOMEN HISTORY MUSEUM REWARDED
CERTIFICATION AS A MEMBER, MENTAL HEALTH AMBASSADOR &counsel india, MADAD FOUNDATON REWARDED CERTIFICATION FOR CONTRIBUTING TO COVID PATENTS ASIA EDUCATION AWARDS (as BEST PSYCHOLOGIST)
INDIA’S TOP 50WOMEN ICON 2022 (OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION IN MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS) WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE AWARDS (on international women’s day) AS CHANGE MAKER.
The corporeal world infatuates many. The marathon to be at the top and achieve material gains is the generic expectation and aspiration that inundates society in contemporary times. However, some people want no part in the ‘rat race.’ They strive to make the world a kinder and more empathetic place by spreading happiness and disseminating kindness. Mehjabeen is someone whose eyes glimmer with hope and whose empathy knows no bounds. In a world of trying to co-opt, coerce, and capture, Mehjabeen took the path less trodden up by being a devout social activist.
Dr. Mehjabeen is the founder of Vision high she has done many mental health awareness campaigns in old homes and orphanages
Mehjabeen always envisaged opening a school for underprivileged children. She vehemently worked to make her dream a reality and finally opened a school for the needy and disadvantaged. Mehjabeen has educated more than 500 kids from rural India, and her school acted as a highway for underprivileged and zealous children to pursue their education. Her journey at giving back to society was undulating, and there were several difficulties. But, where there is a will, there is a way, and Mehjabeen’s story embodies that sentiment. She says, ‘It was not easy to achieve what we wanted, there were obstacles, but we kept our goal in mind and never gave up.’ She opines that although the destination is sweet, the trials and tribulations of the journey should not be shunned and frowned upon. Instead, it is vital to learn from them and strive to become better person.
Besides being a Good Samaritan, Mehjabeen is a stalwart figure in the mental health and psychologist,psychotherapist domain of various parts of India.
Founder of vision high mental health wellness. AIWA top 100 Award Rewarded as a excellence psychologist,women of substance network award rewarded as a changemaker
She is the Mental Health Ambassador for @counsel India and was recently invited to attend a global session on mental health.
Mehjabeen’s accolades are diverse and distinct, as she was awarded the Mahila Ratna Award and the International Women Icon Award in Sri Lanka. Even during the pandemic, the benevolent nature of Mehjabeen compelled her to help people, and she recently received the Madad Foundation Certification for Contributing to Covid Patients. Mehjabeen also provides seminars and sessions on mental health.
When she is not helping people or raising awareness about pressing issues, Mehjabeen indulges in writing. Her books – Self and The Lost Love Occur –were published recently and garnered much acclaim. Mehjabeen continues to dream big and wishes to keep helping people. She is a firm believer in empowering women and asserts that real social change can only happen when we educate our women.
Mehjabeen as a chief guest had attended many events Foxhog finance invited her as a world mental health ambassador
Mental sphere invited her to talk about mental health awareness on the occasion of world conservation nature day Bangalore Aakbar media channel invited to talk about mental health Islamic kids from UAE invited her as a chief guest. On 24th November GETL invited her to talk about mental health. Many more upcoming events.
For latest inspiring updates from the world of Dr Mehjabeen follow her on Instagram @dr_mohammedmehjabeen
Madhurima, who hails from Hyderabad, South India is an award winning Teacher, Writer, Visual Artist and Performance Poet. According to her, writing is like therapy to deal with tumultuous situations and the pen is her only friend on which she relies to vent her tangled thoughts through poems and stories.
She had published three solo poetry books in the year of 2021, took part in several anthologies, while additionally holds experience in story telling and slam poetry at several open mic events across the nation. Madhurima had been featured on several other news web links for her remarkable contribution towards literary arts.
Her recent book “Musings on Life” from BookLeaf Publications and a Podcast titled “Musings and Memories” which is available on Spotify; comprising a series of poems and short stories related to lives of people has been fetching enormous appreciation and accolades from the readers and listeners across the world.
In a world often consumed by the pursuit of material success, these women remind us of the enduring value of empathy, education, and the written word. Through their works, they have challenged stereotypes, broken barriers, and uplifted the human spirit. The writings of these top 5 women writers and poets of India 2023 continue to inspire, and their words continue to resonate, serving as a testament to the enduring power of creativity and compassion.