The epic poem, From the Ganga to the Tay is about the Ganges and the Tay, two great rivers which are a continent apart involved in conversation about a shared history they live. In this performance of Bashabi Fraser’s work set to music, you get the chance to listen to the themes which she has used to illuminate the connections between Scotland and India highlighting the bodies of water as natural symbols of continuity and of peace. Read more
On 12th May, 2014, India completed a six-week long voting process that mark a culmination of the ‘Biggest Elections in Human History’ involving 814 million voters casting their vote in 9,30,000 polling booths.
As the Exit Polls define the headlines in India, a day-long review of the 16TH Indian Lok Sabha Elections is being organised by the Centre for South Asian Studies through discussions, film screenings, and debates led by staff and students from University of Edinburgh, Heriot Watt, Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University.
That education is a living, not a mechanical process, is a truth as freely admitted as it is persistently ignored (lecture in Calcutta in 1936 quoted in Dutta and Robinson 1995, page 323)
In 1940 Oxford University awarded an honorary doctorate on Rabindranath Tagore for all of his achievements, including those as an educationalist. He won the 1913 Nobel Laureate in Literature because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with consummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West. Amongst many things he was a poet, writer, composer, painter, philosopher and educator.
I have been involved in the music industry in India since 2004. As far as I can remember I have always wanted to be a musician, it has been my dream. But am I living it? Its not easy being a musician in India, especially if you’re an independent artist. But music is all I know.