According to the Times of India women are likely to be the silent ‘majority’ as female turnout is predicted to be higher than men’s.
Carnegie Endowment also has an interesting blog post discussing this, as does Asia Dialogue.
The Indian government statistical office also has some data you can download on women’s participation in the Lok Sabha.
For some discussion of the barriers women have faced try this articles from the Economic and Political Weekly made available via the Centre for the study of developing societies website
The IGC has also discussed the link between female politicians in India and Economic Growth