"The arts and humanities aren't
just there to be consumed when we have a free moment. We need
them like medicine. They help us live."
- President Barack Obama
4 Female South Asian Writers, Activists, and Thought Leaders to [Re]Discover in 2015... Arundhati Roy, Sayantani DasGupta, Chtra Banerjee Divakaruni and Ania Loomba
Many look up to the work and talents of the global celebrity populace, but the unsung heroes of our communities are the activists, writers and thought leaders...
By Vaidehi Mujumdar
in Oprah Magazine
How Storytelling is Changing The Way Doctors Treat Illness
By Abigail Rasminsky
Sayantani Dasgupta, MD, who teaches narrative medicine at Columbia
University, says the key to sharing your health history is thinking
of it as a story ...
Family of Women" (Abbeville Press)
her mother and grandmother were featured in the 1999 book by photographer
Sayantani appeared with her mother on the November/December 1992
cover of Ms.Magazine, for an article"Hottest New Teams: Feminist
Mothers and Daughters."
I teach at both the Graduate Program in Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College and the M.S. program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia. I teach courses in illness narratives, and narrative, health and social justice.
Learn more about these graduate programs at www.narrativemedicine.org/programs/master.html and www.slc.edu/health-advocacy
"My husband brings his work
home. Had he been a butcher, it might have been a prime cut of
steak; a mason, a block of limestone. The newspaper reporter brings
home fingers covered in ink, and the fishmonger, the smell of
the sea. But my husband is an oncologist, so he brings home the
dead and dying."
The Doctor's Wife by Sayantani DasGupta
Hastings Center Report, Project Muse (2207)
of Illness and Healing
"Stories of Illness and Healing" is the first collection to place
the voices of women experiencing illness alongside analytical writing
from prominent scholars in the field of narrative medicine. The
collection includes a variety of women's illness narratives - poetry,
essays, short fiction, short drama, analyses, and transcribed oral
testimonies - as well as traditional analytic essays about themes
and issues raised by the narratives.
Silver Medalist, Womens Issues Category, Independent Press Awards
Finalist, Womens Issues Category, ForeWORD Magazine Awards
Learn more about this book
it at Amazon.com
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STORIES FOR JUSTICE
Leyla Vural reflects on Sayantani DasGupta's workshop on narrative humility and medical listening in oral history. This talk took place on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
Sayantani DasGupta is a medical doctor, professor of narrative medicine and health advocacy, and writer who says of herself that her "interests, teaching, and scholarly work are at the intersection of social justice, stories, and embodiment, or health more broadly."...
IN THE MARGINS
Steven Puente reflects on Sayantani DasGupta's workshop on narrative humility and medical listening in oral history. This talk took place on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
On October 16th 2014, Sayantani DasGupta, a professor of Narrative Medicine, discussed her experience with Oral History and her thoughts concerning its place in the field of Narrative Humanities. Over the years OHMA students have taken electives courses in the Narrative Medicine program and many sing Prof. DasGupta's praise. ...
to Watch Sayantani's recent TEDxSLC talk: "Narrative
Humility: Listening as Social Justice"
to Watch Huffington post live segment "I'm not sorry
for my sari: The dilemma of ethnic clothes in the workplace"
to Watch 140 character's conference talk: "From Losing
the Weight to Losing the Hate: A Pediatrician's Take on Toxic
to Watch "Stories are Good Medicine" talk from BIF-6
to Watch "Our Bodies, Our Stories" - 2013 Murphy Guest
Lecture at Hendrix College
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Sayantani's talk in Endangered Species, New York
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Sayantani's talk in Columbia's 2014-2015 Oral History, Medicine and Health Workshop series.