Dalit literature festival to be held in December

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New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The first edition of the Dalit Literature Festival will be held from December 6 to 8 on the 62nd death anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar, the organisers said on Friday.

“An annual not-for-profit literary initiative, Dalit Literature Festival is envisioned as a unique festival built to promote Dalit literature,” said a press release issued by Dalit Literature Festival Planning Board.

Dalit literature, whether oral or written, has been an integral and vibrant part of Indian literary tradition for centuries, said the release.

The festival will also provide a stage for Dalit culture, arts, films, food, it said.

“There are several writers, Dalit and non-Dalit, who have enriched Dalit literature and continue to be committed to this art form. Dalit literature is a movement of protest or awakening, considering its subjects are varied and contemporary,” it said.

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