South Asian History Month

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.

Blog posts relating to South Asian History Month