The Ganges and the Tay, the largest water courses in their two countries, are sources of life, conflict and industrial and historical change. "The Ganga and the Tay" is an epic concrete poem in which the River Ganges and the River Tay relate the historical importance of the ties between India and Scotland and their contemporary relevance as a natural symbol of continuity and peace. The poem is illustrated with beautiful photographs of both great rivers, which explore their shared, but unique, personalities through their histories, geographies, mythologies and environments.
Bashabi Fraser is a Bengali poet and writer who has strong cultural links with Scotland and India. She holds a BA, MA and PhD in English and is currently Lecturer in Literature at Napier University, Edinburgh and a part-time lecturer at the Centre for South Asian Studies at Edinburgh University. Bashabi has received many awards and grants including the British Academy Society for South Asian Studies and a Scottish Arts Council Writer's Grant. Bashabi has written extensively on multiculturalism and is the author of several poetry collections exploring her Indo-Scots heritage.Kenny Munro has been actively working as a sculptor and educator for over 20 years undertaking commissions for the private and public sectors. He has built a reputation for innovative international projects, celebrating cultural diversity and promoting creative, collaborative 'field-work'. His work can be found is diverse locations from Edinburgh, Munich, Adelaide to Bengal. He also writes articles on arts empowerment, ecology and sustainable transport issues.