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Scottish Centre for Tagore Studies (ScoTs)

The Scottish Centre for Tagore Studies (ScoTs) is a research and culture centre dedicated to Scottish-Indian collaboration and global engagement. It promotes and celebrates the Indian Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore’s life, work and impact. ScoTs works collaboratively with the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) at the University of Edinburgh as it affirms the continuing relevance of the ideas and philosophy of Tagore and his circle which are truly international. The Scottish polymath, Sir Patrick Geddes, was a close friend of Tagore, who had shared ideas on education and the environment which they implemented in Scotland and India. ScoTs is a vibrant centre which builds on Tagore and Geddes’ mission to establish a transnational dialogue between Scotland and India and the world, working with CSAS to promote knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer projects through the active involvement of scholars, writers and artists. ScoTs provides a platform for collaborative research, cultural engagement and interdisciplinary studies, embracing and benefitting from the expertise and collaboration of colleagues at CSAS. The ScoTs library is held within the Special Collections at the University of Edinburgh Library, which is accessible to visiting scholars and artists working on projects at ScoTs.

Visit the website at scotstagore.org.

Gitanjali and Beyond

Gitanjali and Beyond is a peer-reviewed open-access academic and creative international e-journal brought out by the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs). It  promotes research on Rabindranath Tagore’s life and work and his circle, and welcomes work from creative writers and artists today, who continue to reflect the spirit of Tagore and his circle, confirming their impact and relevance. Its South Asian focus and international outlook make it an effective resource for research dissemination and creativity, fitting in with the ethos of the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS).

Visit the website at gitanjaliandbeyond.co.uk.

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