IBNA- In a meeting with French Cultural Attaché to Tehran, CEO of Iran's Book and Literature House said that the Book of the Year World Award is credited by an international jury collaborating with this event.
Ayyoub Dehghankar, Iran's Book and Literature House Institute said this in his meeting with French Cultural Attache to Tehran Myriam Pavageau to grant her Iran’s Book of the Year World Award for the French book ‘Raison et révélation en Islam: Les voies de la connaissance dans le commentaire coranique de Far al-Dn al-Rz’ (m. 606/1210)’, by Ahmed Oulddali, published by BRILL, 2019.
In the meeting which was held at Iran's Book and Literature House, Dehghankar explained that Book of the Year World Award of Islamic Republic of Iran is the most prestigious book prize presented in the country.
“In the 28th edition of the award which was held on February 20 in Tehran, winners in various categories whose books were published in previous years were named,” he said.
“This year, after the primary stage that over 1800 books in different fields of Islamic and Iranian Studies were judged, 95 books were assessed and went to the next stage, from which 4 books entered the final stage of judgment and one scholar was selected as a distinguished researcher of Shia Studies. One of the finalists was ‘Raison et révélation en Islam: Les voies de la connaissance dans le commentaire coranique de Far al-Dn al-Rz’ (m. 606/1210)’, by Ahmed Oulddali And we are honored to award the book.”
Dehghankar expressed his hope that the award will pave the way for more cultural ties between Iran and France.
Myriam Pavageau for her part regarded the award presented to the French book as important and prestigious. She further said that various cultural activities between the two countries are currently underway such as the publication of books and translations on a variety of topics. She also called for more cultural cooperation between the two countries.
Following the session, CEO of Iran's Book and Literature House Institute referred to the richness of both Iranian and French works of literature as well as academic cooperation and scientific researches and stressed that the ground is provided for more cultural, scientific, and academic interactions between Iran and France.
This year, due to the inconveniences caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the awarded authors could not attend the closing ceremony in person and the Awards were given to the representatives later.
In Iran’s Book of the Year World Award 2021, arbitrated books in the category of Islamic Studies included the following subcategories: Acts and Life of the Prophet, Islamic Economics, Theology, Ethics, Translation of Quran, Jurisprudence & Islamic Law, Quran Sciences, Quranic Studies & Interpretation, Philosophy & Mysticism, Contemporary Islam, History of Islamic Civilization, Shia Studies, Political Sciences in the World of Islam, Women’s Rights, the History of Science, Art & Islamic Architecture.
The judged books in the field of Iranian Studies included the following subcategories: Pre-Islamic Iran, Military Sciences, Ancient Iranian Civilization, Handicrafts, Art & Iranian Architecture, Literary Criticism, Persian Language & Literature, Persian Literature & Poetry, Iranian Sociology, Manuscripts Studies, Contemporary History of Iran, History and Thought of the Islamic Revolution Thinkers, and Islamic Sufism.