Ahead of South Asia Week celebrations around the city, we catch up with four graduates with links to the region.
South Asian connections
South Asia Week celebrates Edinburgh's connections to the region. Activities take place around the city and start on the 30 September until 4 October. This year there is a wide range of events, including film screenings, exhibition previews, musical performances and more.
Dr Poonam Bala is a pioneer in the research field of medicine and colonialism. Here, she reflects on her experiences as a Commonwealth Scholar in Edinburgh and her international research and teaching career.
The research I conducted for my doctoral studies in Edinburgh concluded in the publication of my first book, 'Imperialism and Medicine in Bengal: A Socio-Historical Perspective' (Sage, 1991), which became one of the most comprehensive and first region-specific studies exploring the interaction between Indian medicine and the British colonial imperatives [...]
Passionate educationalist Ovais Yazdani shares his vision for creating an accessible, pluralistic and egalitarian education system in Pakistan.
Today, I have been able to successfully transform my organization into a profitable social enterprise built on cost-effective measures and a generous financial aid program that does not deny any deserving student the right to quality education.