Planet Protectors: Stories of Green Heroes

Nature Writing For Children | Talk with Bahar Dutt and Shashwat DC

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Nature writing for children is a field that has grown vastly in recent years, with many authors, old and new, contributing a fascinating array of books aimed at diverse ages, from toddlers to young adults. To deepen our collective engagement with this genre, Azim Premji University brings you a Webinar series Seeking Sustainability: Nature Writing For Children. The series will be of special interest to aspiring writers, parents, educators, and book lovers everywhere.

In the current webinar, journalist and author Bahar Dutt will talk about her books— Planet Protectors, Rewilding and Green Wars.

Watch the webinar:

About the Speaker

Bahar Dutt is an award-winning conservation biologist and environmental journalist, who served as the Environment Editor for CNN-News18 for a decade. In her previous avatars, she has run an ambulance for injured monkeys in the city along with a decade-long community conservation project with snake charmers in villages across Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

She first earned a degree in Social Work from the University of Delhi. Bahar then pursued wildlife conservation at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent.

As an environment editor at CNN-IBN, she has covered a range of stories travelling to far and forgotten corners of this country to expose the nexus between the mining mafia, politicians and corporates. Her reporting has influenced policy and led to the stoppage of many illegal projects coming up on wetlands and forests. She has written two books and just recently her new book especially for children is out- The Planet Protectors published by TERI.

Bahar is teaching at Shiv Nadar University while also pursuing her passion for science-based storytelling as an independent journalist.