The Sahitya Academy, National Academy of letters, has selected Aena Aatash, a short story book in Kashmiri authored by former Information Officer and a renowned poet and writer Mohi-ud-Din Reshi for its annual award 2013.
This prestigious award would be presented to Mr. Reshi in March 2014 at New Delhi.
The books has been highly acclaimed by various circles in and outside the State besides several of its short stories have received commendation from critiques like Prof Rehman Rahi, M. Y. Taing, Prof Mohammad Aslam and others. Many of short stories of the book have also been translated and published in different classical and international languages. Besides, “English studies in India” a prestigious literary journal of University of Kashmir published several stories in their issues.
One of its short story ‘Nakh’ (pall-bearing) has been included in the text book of 10th standard by J&K Board of Secondary Education.
Worthwhile to mention here that the author has worked as Editor Aalove (Kashmiri), ‘Tameer’ (Urdu), Kashmir Today(English) and also the Aalove has been included in the syllabus of post graduate degree in Kashmiri in the Kashmir University.