Big Lit 2020 : POSTPONED due to Covid-19


Saturday

Bashabi Fraser: Rabindranath Tagore: Global Phenomenon.

Bashabi Fraser, poet, Professor Emerita and Outstanding Woman of Scotland (2015), who bridges East and West in her own work, talks about her new biography of Indian Polymath and Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Tagore strove to bring East and West closer together, gave talks in over 37 countries, and forged friendships and bonds with global citizens like Arthur Geddes, Albert Einstein, W.B. Yeats and Mahatma Gandhi. In a world threatened by conflict and corporate greed, Tagore is breath of fresh air, and as relevant today as a cultural rebel who defended freedoms for all humanity.

 ‘In this timely reappraisal of Tagore's life and work, Bashabi Fraser assesses Tagore's many activities and shows how he embodies the modern consciousness of India’. University of Chicago Press

2.00 – 3.00  Mezzanine at Kirkcudbright Gallery  £5.00