Srinagar, Nov 9: A noted Kashmiri poet, Amin Kamil, was on Friday awarded the lifetime achievement award by Kashmir University's Department of Kashmiri for his "meritorious contribution in the field of Kashmiri language and literature."
The Head of Kashmiri department, Prof Shafi Shouq, presented the award to him at the valedictory function of a three-day seminar on "Modern Literary Theory: some major issues" organised by the department.
Besides debating the issues surrounding the Modern Literary Theory, the speakers also discussed the relevance of this theory with regard to the Kashmiri language and literature.
– "For the first time I discussed some famous Kashmiri couplets and analyzed them with regard to grammar, use of similies and metaphors, and other prerequisite factors of the poetry," said a noted journalist, Ghulam Nabi Khayal, who presided over the inaugural session of the seminar.
The keynote address was presided over by Prof GR Malik, who threw light on "Post Modernism: some questions for consideration."
The KU Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abdul Wahid Qureshi inaugurated the seminar. "As a subject, Kashmiri would be soon introduced in our B.Ed course," he said.
Some books were also released in the seminar. These include Kashmiri culture and literature by Prof GR Malik, Akh Tajziati Mutalae and Kenh Gumnam Shair by Dr Mafooza Jan, a journal titled 'Anhar' and an anthology 'Kashor Shairi'—published by the Kashmiri department.