Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer Best Published Paper Award (2020-21) is awarded to Dr. P.K Yasser Arafath, PhD and an Independent Researcher for his paper titled ‘Polyglossic Malabar: Arabi-Malayalam and the Muhiyuddinmala in the age of transition (1600s–1750s)’, published online by Cambridge University Press on 7th May, 2020. The eminent jury went through several papers before deciding on the best paper.
P.K. Yasser Arafath will be presented with the Award in the form of a Memento and cash prize of INR 25,000 soon.
The Award was instituted in honour of Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer (1939-2013), a renowned Islamic scholar and activist and the founding Chairperson of Centre for Study of Society and Secularism.