The Gita: For Children

Roopa Pai

The Gita For Children is an accessible friend, philosopher and guide, designed to, reassure, empower, and provide direction to young readers in an increasingly chaotic and morally topsy-turvy world.

The Bhagavad Gita has been on India’s must-read list for an incredible 2500 years (at the very least), and with good reason. Secular, liberal, and unfailingly compassionate towards human frailty, the divine song is a call to war against the most powerful and dangerous enemy of all – the one that lives inside our heads.

Pai’s spirited, one-of-a-kind retelling of the epic conversation between Pandava prince Arjuna and his mentor and friend Krishna is the best introduction to the Bhagavad Gita. Lucid, thought-provoking and brimming with fun trivia, this book will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.


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Reviews for The Gita: For Children

Excellent. This new version of The Gita: For Children is a big asset to teachers of RE all over the country’ – RE Today

‘The Gita – somewhere between folklore, self-help and RE – provides a window to the rich world of the subcontinent’s epics‘ – Kitty Empire, The Observer


Roopa Pai

Roopa Pai is a computer engineer who always knew she was going to write for children. She is the author of Taranauts, India’s first fantasy adventure series for children, and has several other published books to her credit, including The Vedas And Upanishads For Children. To make a living, she brings together three other loves – history, working with young people and her home town Bangalore – in her day job as a guide with Bangalore Walks, a history and heritage walks and tours company.