India’s first ever Dalit literature festival held in Delhi: Highlights

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