Malati J. Shendge (born 1934) is an Indologist. She received her Ph.D in Buddhism from the University of Delhi. She has been a fellow of the Indian Council of Historical Research., and was a faculty member at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Presently she is Founder Director (Hon.), Rang Datta Wadekar Centre for the study of Indian Tradition, Pune. She has written a number of books on the connections between the Indus Valley Civilization and Vedic culture. Ford Foundation supported her twice in her research endeavour. A widely travelled person, she has studied several languages as research equipment.