ARUP KUMAR DUTTA'S NOVEL- THE KAZIRANGA TRAIL, – AS A JUVENILE DETECTIVE NOVEL
Keywords:Adventure, teenagers, young -adult, fiction, novels, detective, juvenile, miscreants, criminal
Arup Kumar Dutta is a prominent literary figure in English in North East India. He is the first writer who writes juvenile English detective novels from the region. He has achieved many awards- Life Time Achievement Honour by Association of writers and Illustrators for children (2014), Padma Shri by Government of India for children literature in 2014, children book prizes from Children's Book Trust for The Kaziranga Trail which was published in 1978.
In the novel we find child heroes. They are very talented and hard working. They are conscientious and good. They want society to be good and so they take risks in their lives to catch the criminals of various levels. In we find the heroes are Bubul, Dhanai and Jonti who are able to catch the rhino poachers.
In the novel we have seen the role of animals also. In TKT we find Makhani, the elephant who helps the teen heroes to travel through the thick forest.