All India First Nations Writers Conference

Bhaderwah, Doda (J&K)

10-11 June 2023

Who We Are

The two-day All India First Nations (Adivasis/Indigenous/Tribal) Writers' Conference is being organized by Ranchi-based 'Jharkhandi Bhasha Sahitya Sanskriti Akhra' in association with 'Gojri Adab', Bhaderwah, Doda (J&K).

JBSS Akhra is a community literary-cultural organization which has been working for the promotion and overall upliftment of Adivasi and Indigenous language-literature for the last 18 years under the leadership of Adivasi laureate Vandna Tete. At the same, 'Gojri Adab' of Bhaderwah is active for the development of Gujar-Bakarwal language-literature under the leadership of eminent literary scholar Jan Mohammad Hakim.

Why Conference

Because there is no active all India literary-writer organization of Adivasis in India.

To Preserve the Language

For Literary Development

For Self-Governance and Ancestral Rights

For Solidarity and Adivasidom

To Protect the Mother Earth

For Future Generations

Conference Info

The All India First Nations Writers Conference is being organized entirely through community collaboration. It is not supported by any government or non-government agency or institution.

Your cooperation is necessary for the self-reliance and independence of the Conference.

You are requested to give whatever amount from ₹100 to whatever amount you can give for organizing the conference. Community strength is the strength of the conference.

Please submit financial support for the conference through this link-

The All India First Nations Writers Conference has been confirmed to be organized in the auditorium of Jammu University Campus, Bhaderwah.

Bhaderwah known as Chota Kashmir (Mini Kashmir) for its scenic beauty.

Bhaderwah or Bhaderwah Valley is a town, tehsil, sub-division and also additional district in the Doda district of the Jammu Division of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

It is also known as Kerala of Jammu and Kashmir for its high literacy rate.

Out of total population, 85.3% of population lives in Urban area and 14.7% lives in Rural area. There are 6.19% Scheduled Tribe (ST) and 19.31% Scheduled Caste (SC) of total population in Bhaderwah Tehsil.

The best way to reach Bhaderwah, Jammu is to reach Delhi by the evening of 8th June and from there take a train to Udhampur.

Dont book a flight

If you want, you can take an airplane to reach Delhi, but it would be better to take a train from Delhi to Bhaderwah (Udhampur). Because it will take more time to reach Bhaderwah by road from Jammu and Kashmir airport than Udhampur to Bhaderwah.

Download complete travel advice here

Travel Adivice PDF

Major Potential Resolutions of the Conference

Right to Live and Survive in Adivasi Languages

Education and employment are two main aspects of this right. The demand of the tribals of the country is that they should be provided all India opportunities to get education and employment in their mother tongues.

Formation of Adivasi Literature-Culture Academies

For the protection, promotion and development of tribal language, literature and culture of the country, central and state level tribal literature-culture academies should be set up without delay.

Adivasi Educational Research & Training Institute

Central and state level institutes should be established for research, preparation and training of tribal educational courses from primary to higher level.

Adivasi Oral Knowledge Tradition Documentation Institute

The tribal communities of the country have a rich oral tradition of knowledge and history. Central and state level autonomous bodies should be established for the documentation and dissemination of this ancient knowledge and history tradition.

Adivasi Sports Research & Training Institute

Independent and autonomous institutions should be established for the development of tribal players and sports at the central and state levels.

Adivasi Forest, Horopathy and Agriculture Research and Training Institute

Autonomous institutions should be set up at the central and state levels for conservation of forests, traditional tribal medicine and research, development and training in agriculture.


Conference participation information is available here

The Invitation

Download the official invitation to participate for the conference here.


Delegate Registration

If you want to attend the conference, then get your registration done immediately.


The Program

This is a tentative schedule subject to last minute changes.



Frequently Asked Questions

The All India First Nations Writers' Conference is open to any tribal writer who is actively interested in forming an all India tribal writers' forum.

No. Tribal writers/writers of any age and community can participate in this.

No. There is no fee to attend the All India First Nations Writers Conference. It's completely free. By the way, the organizers expect some financial support, which you can give according to your wish through this link-

No. Participants desirous of attending the conference will have to bear their own travel expenses. Only free accommodation and food will be arranged by the organisers

Yes, absolutely you can. Please give your financial support through this link-

Of course. Please mail us on or SMS or WhatsApp on 9262975571.

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