Kavery Nambisan

A Surgeon and Novelist

Kavery Nambisan is from Kodagu district of Karnataka. She graduated from St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru. She did her higher surgical training in UK and obtained Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in London. She has spent most of her career in rural India – in Bihar, UP, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states. She was a governing council member of the Association of Rural Surgeons of India. She is also a writer and has written several novels, essays and articles for the media on medical and literary matters. In 2007, she was part of the international writing programme in Iowa, USA. Her medical memoir, A Luxury Called Health, was published in 2021.

Kavery Nambisan

Session 1E: Public Lecture

UmeshWaghmare, President, Indian Academy of Sciences

Health, Education and Communities – the Future of a Nation: A Rural Surgeon’s Perspective

Kavery Nambisan who has worked as a surgeon in rural India for several decades, explains how a rural career can be professionally enriching. It can also provide a unique opportunity to engage with the many urgent needs of village communities that go beyond health and encompass education and many other imaginative and enterprising pursuits. And not least, it provides a unique opportunity to create ripples of harmony and connectedness that strengthen the tenuous bonds between communities.