Poet, fiction writer, linguist and critic. Prof. Shafi Shauq is author/editor/translator of over forty-five 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 Guest of Honour at Frankfurt Book Fair 2006 under the auspices of BTI, and represented India as member of Indian Writers’ delegation at London Book Festival-2009 on the invitation of the British Council. International Poetry Fetival, Berlin-2016.
Prof. Shauq is associated with several national academic projects like Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature, Medieval Indian Literature, and Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre.