Thali Katori

An Anthology of Scottish South Asian Poetry

Edited by Bashabi Fraser , Alan Riach

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Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of ' The Twa Dogs' Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns' first lodgings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

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Bashabi Fraser is a transnational writer and academic. She moves with ease between her two nations of India and the UK. Her publications include Scottish Orientalism and the Bengal Renaissance: The Continuum of Ideas (2017), Confluence of Minds: The Rabindranath Tagore and Patrick Geddes Reader (2017), The Homing Bird (2017), Letters to my Mother and Other Mothers (2015), Rabindranath Tagore's Global Vision, in a special guest-edited issue of Literature Compass (2015). Her awards include the 2015 Outstanding Woman of Scotland awarded by Saltire Society, Women Empowered: Arts and Culture Award in 2010 and the aio Prize for Literary Services in Scotland in 2009. She has also had a special felicitation given by Public Relations Society of India as a Poet on International Women's Day in March 2017. She is a Professor of English and Creative Writing and co-founder and Director of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs) at Edinburgh Napier University. She is Chief Editor of the academic and creative peer-reviewed international e-journal, Gitanjali & Beyond.

Alan Riach was born in Airdrie in 1957. He studied English literature at Cambridge University from 1976 to 79. He completed his PhD in the Department of Scottish Literature at Glasgow University in 1986. His academic career has included positions as a post-doctoral research fellow, senior lecturer, Associate Professor and Pro-Dean in the Faculty of Arts, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand 1986-2000. He returned to Scotland in January 2001 and is currently the Professor of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 31 Oct 2017
ISBN 9781912147090
Number of Pages 256

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