We celebrated South Asian History Month for the first time ever in 2020 to celebrate, mark and honour South Asian cultures, histories particularly the intertwined histories of the UK and South Asian communities and how South Asian cultures are present throughout the UK.
We use South Asian History Month to celebrate the history, arts, culture & heritage of people with roots in the South Asian countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Our goal is to help people better understand the diversity of present-day Britain.
In addition to the blog posts detailed below, we also produced a podcast that shares some personal stories from three South Asian psychiatrists who each delve into their heritage and discuss how they came to study psychiatry.
Pride 2021 - thoughts from our President
RCPsych President, Dr Adrian James, reflects on Pride 2021 and talks about why celebrating equality and diversity is a key priority for the College.Dr Adrian James
South Asian History Month: Professor Dinesh Bhugra
Former RCPsych President Professor Dinesh Bhugra reflects as our inaugural South Asian History Month draws to a close.Professor Dinesh Bhugra
South Asian History Month: Dr Raghunandan Gaind
Dr Raghunandan Gaind, Past-President and current Vice-President of the Indian Medical Association GB, and Patron of the Amritsar Doctors and Dentists Association, writes for South Asian History Month.RCPsych Digital Team
South Asian History Month: Dr Ananta Dave
Dr Ananta Dave, Medical Director and Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust writes on the theme of dualism and of expressing yourself in the ...RCPsych Digital Team
South Asian History Month: Dr Afzal Javed
Dr Afzal Javed, President-Elect of the World Psychiatric Association shares his professional journey in psychiatry.RCPsych Digital Team
South Asian History Month: Dr Santosh Mudholkar
As part of our blog series celebrating the College’s first South Asian History Month, we spoke to Dr Santosh Mudholkar. Dr Santosh is a Fellow here at the College, who ...RCPsych Digital Team
South Asian History Month: Professor Dinesh Bhugra and Dr Ananta Dave
Professor Dinesh Bhugra and Dr Ananta Dave talk about their heritage, how they chose psychiatry and the importance of cultural awareness.RCPsych Digital Team
South Asian History Month: Registrar Trudi Seneviratne
In our fourth blog for South Asian History Month, RCPsych Registrar Dr Trudi Seneviratne OBE discusses becoming a psychiatrist and the people that helped shape her career.Dr Trudi Seneviratne