Shafi Shauq

Shafi Shauq
Foto: Goethe-Institut / Andrea Fernandes
Shafi Shauq was born in 1950 in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. He completed his PhD in English and is an acclaimed poet, fiction writer, linguist and critic. After serving for thirty three years in the University of Kashmir, Prof. Shauq retired as Dean Faculty of Arts in 2010.

He has authored, edited and translated over forty-seven books in Kashmiri, English, Urdu and Hindi. Prof. Shauq has received several National and State awards like the Best Book Award (1982), Sahitya Akademi Award in Creative Writing (2006), Bharti Bhasha Saman Award (CIIL, 2007), Sahitya Akademi Translation Award (2007), Best Teacher Award (2009) and  Ahad Zargar Award (2011).
As a member of 11-member Indian Writers Delegation, Prof. Shauq was sent to Beijing, Shanghai and other provinces of People’s Republic of China by Sahitya Akademi in 2002. He visited Germany as a member of Indian writers’ delegation to represent India, as Guest of Honour at Frankfurt Book Fair 2006 under the auspices of BTI. He represented India as member of Indian Writers’ delegation at London Book Festival-2009 on the invitation of the British Council.

Prof. Shauq is associated with several national academic projects like Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature, Medieval Indian Literature, and Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre. He has written scripts and screen-plays for over fifty-five television films and serials.


سیٹھاہ نندبون چھ دنیا /
ein schöner Ort ist die Welt

گلاب روے سبز وُڈنیہ /
Grasgrüne Schals und rosafarbene Gesichter

بس ییمہ آیہ آو بہار /
so kommt der Frühling wieder herbei

بند مکانس منز روزن والین کن /