Bashabi Fraser

Bashabi Fraser is a poet, children’s writer, translator, critic and editor and her research and writing traverse continents, bringing together the flavours of the East and West in a blend that is distinctively her own. Bashabi has several poetry collections and been widely  anthologised. Her recent publications include The Homing Bird (2017), Thali Katori: An Anthology of Scottish & South Asian Poetry(2017),   Letters to my Mother and Other Mothers (2015),  Ragas & Reels (poems on migration and diaspora , 2012), She is the Founder and Chief Editor of the academic and creative e-jouranl, Gitanjali and Beyond.

An award winning poet, her awards include the 2015 Outstanding Woman of Scotland awarded by Saltire Society, the Word Masala Foundation Award for Excellence in Poetry in 2017, Women Empowered: Arts and Culture Award  in 2010 and the AIO Prize for Literary Services in Scotland in 2009.  She has also received a special felicitation from the Public Relations Society of India as a Poet, on International Women's Day in March 2017. 

Bashabi is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow and   a Professor of English and Creative Writing and co-founder and Director of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs) at Edinburgh Napier University.