Roopa Pai

Roopa Pai is one of India's best-known children's authors. She has written over 25 books for children, spanning the gamut from picture books to chapter books, from fiction to non-fiction, on themes as varied as sci-fi fantasy, history, economics, philosophy and popular science. Her books include India's first fantasy-adventure series 'Taranauts', the bestselling 'So You Want To Know About Economics', and the award-winning 'The Gita For Children'. Her new book on life skills for young teens - Ready! - released a few months ago.

When she is not dreaming up ideas for her books, Roopa leads history walks for children and young people around her beloved Bangalore, as part of her job as tour guide with heritage walks and tours company, BangaloreWalks.