Patient Dignity by Bashabi Fraser, CBE & Vibha Pankaj - Ticket + Book Option

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Celebrating Others: Bashabi Fraser, CBE and Vibha Pankaj in conversation

Golden Hare is excited to host the award winning poet Bashabi Fraser CBE and noted artist Vibha Pankaj for this in-conversation event about their joint work, Patient Dignity.

The event will be held at 6pm on Friday 19th November at St. Vincent's Chapel on St. Stephen Street.

The event is to celebrate the recent release of Patient Dignity, a collection of poems accompanied by Vibha's artwork. The poems are a reflection on the current COVID-19 pandemic, while also exploring transnational identities, celebrating cultural difference and comparing India and Scotland in an accessible and easily enjoyable fashion. Pankaj's paintings go hand in hand with Bashabi's evocative poetry to create a powerful artistic and emotionally resonant feeling within the reader. The event is in association with Scotland Street Press and Book Week Scotland 2021.

We will endeavour to post all purchased books out/make them available for collection as quickly as possible but delays may be possible given current logistics issues with suppliers.

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Dr. Bashabi Fraser, CBE, is an award winning poet, children’s writer, editor, translator and academic. As a transnational writer Bashabi’s work traverses continents as she writes about Scotland and India. She is Professor Emerita of English and Creative Writing. She is the co-founder and Director of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies and Chief Editor of the academic and creative e-journal, Gitanjali and Beyond. She writes and lives in Edinburgh, and this is her first poetry collection. Bashabi was declared one of the "Outstanding Women of Scotland" by the Saltire Society in 2015.


Vibha Pankaj is an Edinburgh artist. Born in India, she has lived in Scotland for over 20 years. She has an MPhil in Biological Sciences (Swansea) and a Doctorate in Education (Edinburgh University). She has worked for the Scottish Government, the voluntary sector and the NHS. Classical music and painting have been her hobbies since childhood. For the past five years she has made her passion for painting a full time occupation. Her art reflects the landscapes of her feelings and memories – both real and imagined – from her childhood to the present – from Himalayas to Scottish hills – from everlasting benevolence of nature. She uses colour and texture to create these narratives. More of her work can be found at