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SPEAKER: Arup Kumar Dutta is an Indian writer and Journalist from Guwahati, Assam. He has written 18 books, which include - The Ahoms, published in 2016, The Brahmaputra, Unicornis: The Great Indian Rhinoceros, Anagarika's Swansong. In 2014 he was awarded the Life Time Achievement Honour by the Association of Writers and illustrators for Children, New Delhi, the Indian chapter of the International Board of Books for Young People. He has also won numerous awards including the Shankar's Award in 1979, conferred to mark The International Year of the Child. He has been awarded the civilian award of Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2018.

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