Bashabi Fraser CBE is a poet, 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, 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.

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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.

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Bashabi is a member of Scottish Pen and a committee member of the Poetry Association of Scotland.

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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).

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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).

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Gitanjali and Beyond

 A peer-reviewed open-access international journal, promoting creative writing, artistic expression and research on Tagore’s work and life, his circle and his impact.

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Scotland - Kolkata

Memories and reflections on Kolkata. 
The capital of British India, from 1772 until 1912, Kolkata celebrated its tercentenary in 1990

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Tagore Centre

The Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs) promotes, researches and celebrates Rabindranath Tagore's life, works and impact and that of his circle.

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