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? My body, my mind, my intelligence, my emotions, or none of the above?
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.
About the Author
ROOPA PAI is the author of several books for children, including the much-acclaimed, award-winning bestseller The Gita for Children. Her books, on topics as diverse as history, mathematics, science, economics and sci-fi fantasy, are enjoyed by adults just as much as they are by children.
Of all the Mahavakyas in the Upanishads, her favourite is ‘Prajnanam Brahma – Knowledge is God’.