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.
Roopa Pai is a computer engineer who always knew she was going to write 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.