Professor Bashabi Fraser gives a presentation at COP26 talking about Rabindranath Tagore’s vision and work, and how the environment played a central and integrated role in his philosophy. This talk was given on the 30th of September 2021 at the United Nations Climate Change conference in 2021. Read more
This is a quartet of 2 Petrarchan sonnets and two Shakespearean sonnets which provide a kind of potted history of the Tagore family and their and Tagore’s contribution to the Bengal Renaissance, Tagore’s life, work, philosophy and legacy.
At an international collaborative conference organised by Manipal University and Edinburgh Napier University at Manipal in February 2020 on Society and Freedom(s): the Relevance of Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore’s Ideas Today’, Prof Bashabi Fraser, Co-Convenor with Dr Padma Rani (Director, School of Communication at Manipal University) of the conference, interviews Dr Blanka Knotkova, a keynote speaker on her feminist perspective on Tagore’s work. The interview was recorded and produced by the Media students of the School of Communication at Manipal University. Read more
In order to start the UKIERI Project effectively, Prof Bashabi Fraser, the Principal Investigator at Edinburgh Napier University, visited Visva-Bharati in July 2014 and had research planning meetings with Prof Tapati Mukherjee, the Principal Investigator from Visva-Bharati, Prof Amrit Sen and two PhD scholars who are on the UKIERI project team. Read more
Prof Bashabi Fraser gave the inaugural lecture at the opening of the Tagore Centre at Manipul Univeristy, Karnataka. Her lectures was entitled ’The Relevance of Tagore Studies Today’. This was also an opportunity to disseminate the significance of the “Continuum of Ideas,” which is central to the theme of the UKIERI project. Read more