Bengaluru-based author, columnist and speaker Roopa Pai is one of India's best-known children's authors. Many of her books, which cover a wide range of topics including popular science, history, economics, medicine and sci-fi fantasy, are bestsellers, and are enjoyed as much by adults as by children. Her most popular book, the award-winning The Gita for Children (2015, Hachette India), has been translated into many Indian languages. Her TEDx talk 'Decoding the Gita: India's Book of Answers' has received close to two million views to date.
Her most recent works include the bestselling The Vedas and Upanishads for Children (2018, Hachette India) and hot-off-the-press The Yoga Sutras for Children (2023, Hachette India).
When she is not writing, Roopa can be found teaching short introductory courses on ancient Indian wisdom to both children and adults. This computer engineer also leads groups of children and young people on history and heritage walks across her city, as part of her work as director of a company she co-founded, Bangalore Walks.