South Asian History Month: Professor Dinesh Bhugra and Dr Ananta Dave
16 July, 2020
This month at the College we are celebrating our first South Asian History Month and taking this time to pay tribute to the wonderful Members who are a vital part of College life and contribute so significantly to the field of psychiatry.
We have Professor Dinesh Bhugra and Dr Ananta Dave telling their stories; how they became mental health professionals, where they studied and how their heritage integrated with them moving to the UK.
Professor Dinesh Bhugra
Past President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Professor Dinesh Bhugra, talks on the South Asian contribution to psychiatry and how critical the mind body connection is. Professor Dinesh also discusses the standout work from his 40 years as a psychiatrist.
Dr Ananta Dave
Dr Ananta Dave talks to us about her Indian heritage, from growing up in the South of India, to later studying in Mumbai and then moving to the UK. Dr Ananta also gives her thoughts on the importance of cultural awareness in the UK and what could more be done to celebrate South Asian culture.