As a transnational writer Bashabi’s work traverses continents as she writes about Scotland and India. She is Professor Emerita, and a former Professor 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. Bashabi is also a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Dundee and an Honorary Fellow at the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh.Read more
Selected writing. Her commissioned works include The Ramayana, a play written with a Scottish Arts Council writer’s grant, and her co-edited anthology Rainbow World: poems from many cultures (Hodder & Stoughton, 2003), which was runner-up for the Emma best book award.view more
Bashabi is a member of Scottish Pen and a committee member of the Poetry Association of Scotland.view more
Her publications include Raga & Reels (2012), Scots Beneath the Banyan Tree: stories from Bengal (2012), From the Ganga to the Tay (2009), Bengal Partition Stories: an unclosed chapter (2006, 2008, for which she was awarded a British Academy research grant).view more
Bashabi has worked with the British Council in Bangladesh, India and Mauritius, with the BBC, and as a writer-in-residence on the BT Future Talk programme. She teaches creative writing and participates in literary festivals. Her prizes include the AIO award for literary services in Scotland (2009).view more
Memories and reflections on Kolkata.
The capital of British India, from 1772 until 1912, Kolkata celebrated its tercentenary in 1990