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Jesse Ewing Glasgow Jr. - 1860

Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Hannah McGurk Jesse Ewing Glasgow Jr. was an exceptional African American intellectual who attended the University of Edinburgh 1858-60. After attending elite institutions for African …

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Primary source material – James Africanus Beale Horton - 1865

Primary source material reproduced from James Africanus Beale Horton, West African Countries and Peoples: British and Native, with the Requirements Necessary for Establishing that Self Government Recommended by the Committee …

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1883 – Formation of the Edinburgh Indian Association by “half-a-dozen” students. - 1883

It is one of the first Indian Associations in Britain. [‘Edinburgh Indian Association’, The Student, 11/05/1961]

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Prafulla Chandra Ray - 1887

Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Vidhipssa Mohan Prafulla Chandra Ray was a chemist, an industrialist as well as a Bengali nationalist. He was born on 2 August 1861 in Bengal Presidency …

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Kadambini Ganguly - 1890

Illustration by Yaz Serrano By Vidhipssa Mohan Kadambini Ganguly (1862-1923) is one of the earliest women physicians from South Asia. Ganguly was born in Bihar on 18 July 1862 when India …

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Lim Boon Keng

Lim Boon Keng - 1892

Image reproduced courtesy of the National Archives of Singapore By Dingjian Xie During his life, Lim Boon Keng (Lin Wenqin, 林文庆), a Chinese Singaporean, was celebrated as one of the most …

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Primary source material – Nestorius Marcus - 1898

Primary source material reproduced from Nestorius Marcus, A Persian in Scotland: Being the Story of the Life of Nestorius Marcus of Uramia, Persia, Student of Divinity at the University of …

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