The Vedas and Upanishads for Children

Roopa Pai

Three thousand years ago, deep inside the forests of India, a great ‘thought revolution’ was brewing.

In those forest labs, the brightest thinker–philosophers contemplated the universe, reflected on ancient texts called the Vedas and came up with startling insights into questions we still don’t have final answers to, like:

• What is the universe made of?

• How do I know I’m looking at a tree when I see one?

• Who am I?

And where did they put those explosive findings? In a sprawling body of goosebumpy and fascinating oral literature called the Upanishads! Intimidated? Don’t be! For this joyful, fun guide to some of India’s longest-lasting secular wisdoms, reinterpreted for first-time explorers by Roopa Pai, is guaranteed to keep you turning the pages.


ISBN: 9781800751897

Published: May 25, 2023


ISBN: 9781800751903

Published: May 25, 2023



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.