Patient Dignity by Bashabi Fraser, CBE & Vibha Pankaj - Ticket Only 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 their joint work, Patient Dignity, a collection of poems accompanied by Vibha's artwork. It explores transnational identities, celebrates cultural difference and also compares India and Scotland, in an accessible and easily enjoyable fashion. The event is in association with Scotland Street Press and Book Week Scotland 2021.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the book and get your ticket free, follow this link.

About Patient Dignity:

Patient Dignity is a transnational collection of poems and paintings that, among other things, reflects on the Covid-19 pandemic. Pankaj's paintings go hand in hand with Bashabi's evocative poetry to create a powerful artistic and emotionally resonant feeling within the reader.


Dr. Bashabi Fraser, CBE, is an award winning poet, declared "Outstanding Women of Scotland" by Saltire Society in 2015, 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. 

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