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 and Beyond Aims and Scope


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.


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).




The peer review policy of Gitanjali and Beyond:

  • Every submission is done in the following – In one word document there is the Title, Abstract, Complete Essay, Notes and References and in another word document there is the Bio note of the author. Every submission is done over the journal email and must have these two word documents attached along with the cover letter.
  • Every submitted essay is peer reviewed twice by two separate reviewers who are not associated and related to the contributor.
  • The submitted document sent for review has no trace and reference to the author and her/his details, hence it is a double blind peer review process for all submissions.
  • The reviewers submit their feedback after review in a designated review form in order to maintain parity among all review reports of the journal’s submissions.
  • Any suggestion/change referred to by the reviewer is communicated to the contributor.