The intricate stories told in Rodrigues’ portraits are matched by the rhythms and imagery in Fraser’s poetry. From ‘The Bangladeshi Gentleman’ to ‘Jura Whisky’, this book offers an insight into the fusion of Eastern and Western cultures in today’s Scotland. By peppering her poems with both Scots words and Indian words, Fraser demonstrates the bi-cultural nature of many of today’s Scots.
|Title||Ragas and Reels|
|Subtitle||A Visual and Poetic Look at some New Scots|
|Author||Poems by Bashabi Fraser, Photographs by Hermann Roderigues|
|Author Bio||BASHABI FRASER is a transnational writer who lives and writes in Edinburgh. She is a poet, editor, children's writer, translator and critic. Her awards include the IAS Prize for Literary Services in Scotland in 2009. She has been widely published and amongst her recent publications are Scots Beneath the Banyan Tree: Stories from Bengal (2011); From the Ganga to the Tay (an epic poem, 2009); Bengal Partition Stories: An Unclosed Chapter (2006; 2008), A Meeting of Two Minds: the Geddes Tagore Letters (2005) and Tartan & Turban (poetry collection, 2004). Her research and writing traverse continents and cross borders and boundaries. Bashabi is a Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University.
HERMANN RODRIGUES (b. 1961, Jaipur) has been documenting South Asian life in Scotland for twenty-two years. He is the proprietor of the award-winning restaurant Suruchi, where he has hosted Bollywood stars.
|BIC Subject||Poetry by individual poets|
|BISAC Subject||POETRY / General|