The very first edition of the Dalit Literature Festival was held in Delhi from December 6 to 8. A press release earlier issued by Dalit Literature Festival Planning Board said, ”An annual not-for-profit literary initiative, Dalit Literature Festival is envisioned as a unique festival built to promote Dalit literature.”
The festival also provided a stage for Dalit culture, arts, films, food.
The fest which was planned on an international scale was held to create a significant impact, avenues, opportunities and access for Dalit writers across India.
Objective of the fest
- To create an independent, robust and formidable literary platform for Dalit literature
- To mainstream Dalit literary works, bring them on to the centre stage
- To help increase the circulation of Dalit literature and make it more accessible to readers
- To create more avenues and opportunities for Dalit writers and artist
- To provide platform to showcase Dalit culture, performing arts, films, food, etc. Read more
Source: India Today