Bhagavad Gita

the pandavas

the Kauravas

This talk published on Mar 14, 2017, on YouTube, was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organised by a local community.

Should you read the Bhagavad Gita as a religious book? That’s one way to read India’s timeless classic. But there are several other ways to enjoy a text that is the ultimate manifesto for individual, communal, and environmental well-being. In this talk, Indian author Roopa Pai, whose award-winning contemporary retelling ‘Of the Gita For Children’ became 2015’s runaway bestseller, teases out some of those ways.

Roopa Pai is a computer engineer who always knew she wanted to write for children. She is the author of over twenty books, including Taranauts, India’s first fantasy-adventure series, and the pop science book ‘What If The Earth Stopped Spinning?’ A new book on Economics for children is due out in February 2017. Her national bestseller ‘The Gita For Children’ won the Crossword Popular Award for Children’s Fiction in 2016.