Lady Doctors: Pioneering Indian Women


Tue Oct 24 2023 at 06:00 pm to 08:00 pm


Aston Business School | Birmingham, EN

This collaborative event with Aston University forms part of the DESIblitz Literature Festival 2023
About this Event
Lady Doctors: Pioneering Indian Women

This event form part of the DESIblitz Literature Festival 2023 In her book, ‘Lady Doctors’, Kavitha Rao unearths the extraordinary stories of six women from the 1860s to the 1930s, who defied the idea that they were unfit for medicine by virtue of their gender. The compelling stories of these radical women have been erased from our textbooks and memories, because histories have mostly been written by men, about men. In an immensely readable narrative, and with impeccable research, Lady Doctors rectifies this omission.

About the Author

Kavitha Rao is a freelance journalist and writer. She has spoken at numerous literary fests, including The Times Lit Fest in Bengaluru, the Tata Lit Fest in Mumbai, and the Kasauli Lit Fest. She has also taught journalism at several colleges including the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media in Bangalore, Sophia College in Mumbai, and the Times College of Journalism in Mumbai.

Kavitha’s work has been published in the Guardian, the New York Times, the South China Morning Post, the National, Quartz and several others. Her website is at She can be found on Twitter at @kavitharao and DESIblitz can be found on Twitter at @desiblitz


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Aston Business School, 295 Aston Express Way, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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