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Bashabi Fraser (PhD) 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 has authored and edited 22 books, has several published articles and chapters, both academic and creative, and is widely anthologised. Her awards include the 2015 Outstanding Woman of Scotland conferred by the Saltire Society; Kavi Salam from Poetry Paradigm and Voice of the Republic in India in 2019; 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. Bashabi is Professor Emerita of English and Creative Writing. She is the co-founder and Director of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs) at Edinburgh Napier University. She is Chief Editor of the academic and creative e-journal, Gitanjali and Beyond and was also a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Dundee.

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