Focus and Scope

Gitanjali & Beyond is a peer-reviewed open-access academic and creative international journal, promoting creative writing and research on Rabindranath Tagore’s work and life, his circle and his impact. The award of the Nobel Prize for ‘Gitanjali’ made Tagore internationally known and prompted his journeys across continents to share his poetry, give lectures, hold exhibitions of his paintings and build friendships. In Gitanjali & Beyond, we explore the connections he established and the impact he had around the world. Yet Tagore’s many-sided achievements go far beyond his English translations in ‘Gitanjali’ (a much translated book after 1913). As we all know, he remained a prolific writer till his death in 1941.

Gitanjali & Beyond celebrates all his works and ideas – as a painter, an educationist, a composer, a rural reconstructionist, an environmentalist, a philosopher and as a writer of many genres.

Gitanjali & Beyond also goes beyond academic discourses on Tagore’s ideas and works and includes creative writing in the form of poetry, short fiction and creative non-fiction, as a tribute to Tagore as the creative writer. As a journal, it reaffirms the relevance of Tagore’s ideas and that of his circle. Gitanjali & Beyond is an online open-access journal, published by the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs), which is based at Edinburgh Napier University. Its first issue has been published in November 2016.

Gitanjali & Beyond offers the quality of a scholarly and creative journal combined with the speed, functionality and accessibility of the web. It publishes peer-reviewed state-of-the-field articles, creative writing, and book reviews on a continuous basis. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.