Unveiling the Plaque to Anapurna Turkhud Littledale, Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Nalini’ on Ana’s 132nd Death Anniversary, 2 July 2023

This is an account of the life of Anapurna Turkhud Littledale who was a special presence in the life of Rabindranath Tagore, whom he called ‘Nalini’.  Historical research and investigations with The Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies led to identifying where her body, and the body of her Denzil her child, came to their final resting places in Morningside Cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland. The following is a recording of a memorial ceremony and unveiling of a plaque to commemorate her life and the life of her child Denzil. Read more

Tagore and Burns

The Golden Thread of Poetry: Robert Burns and Rabindranath Tagore by Prof Bashabi Fraser

Robert Burns and Rabindranath Tagore, are national bards of their respective nations, Scotland and India, respectively. It is true that they lived on two different continents, separated by time and space, yet there are links between them that this talk focuses on to show how modern they were, implying the progressive and inclusive nature of their outlook and approach, which accounts for their relevance today. Read more