Ragas and Reels

Ragas and Reels

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A Visual and Poetic Look at some New Scots

Bashabi Fraser

ISBN: 9781908373342

Binding: paperback

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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.


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In Ragas & Reels, Bashabi Fraser consolidates her reputation as one of the foremost poets of contemporary Scotland dealing with international themes and questions that arise in the full context of any national identity.  Professor Alan Riach

An illustrated collection of poems with forms and rhyme schemes as diverse as the people she writes about.   The Herald

They document the “New Scots”, among whom they number themselves, who have embraced tartan and whisky while bringing their own religious rituals and wedding traditions into our culture.  The Herald

Anyone who shares the authors’ interest in multicultural Scotland will find much to delight and fascinate them here.  The Herald

The intricate stories told in Rodrigues’ portraits are matched by the rhythm and imagery in Fraser’s poetry. 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.   Scottish Review of Books