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Three thousand years ago, deep inside the forests of India, a great 'thought- revolution' was brewing. In those forest labs, the brightest scientist-philosophers contemplated the universe and reflected upon the already-ancient texts called the Vedas, gaining some startling insights into questions that we still have no watertight 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 NOTA? And where did they put those explosive findings? 

In a sprawling body of goose-bumpy, thought-provoking and fascinating oral literature called the Upanishads! 

Intimidated? Don't be! For this joyful, fun guide to some of India's most enduring and secular wisdoms, reinterpreted for first-time explorers by author Roopa Pai, is guaranteed to keep you listening. Why haven't you checked it out yet? 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Text copyright; 2019, Roopa Pai; Illustrations copyright; 2019, Sayan Mukherjee; Illustration on page 55 (top) by Mistunee Chowdhury, 2019 (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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GOOD

Except the sanskrit pronunciation everything is fantastic. If I listen this book again and again. i will forget original sanskrit pronunciation.

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How easy to grasp the knowledge

The topic so vast and complex and the way it's being presented was extraordinary. The part of having co relations with the other part of the world was so close and clear.

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book us good, but narration is not soothing

narration is not upto mark, too loudy. listening is not soothing compare to other narratives.

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ancient wisdom

what a wonderful rendition of our ancient wisdom . it is meant for children and presented that way but has a lot for grown up too. Enjoyed listening.

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A primer like no other

Great writing not even better narration.
Required reading for all ages.
Esp on today's times. "There is no other "

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A must read/ listen for all curious people

It was a tremendously enlightening book. Especially because it demystified so vast and so complex a subject in a very simple way, leaving me with a sense of awe and understanding of OUR traditional wisdom. We had the answers 3,500 years ago! While the narrative is targeted at kids, the lessons presented are for everyone. The narration is great too! Thank you Roopa and Sharanya, you have made me feel proud again to be Indian!

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Very interesting narration

Ropa‘s style simplifies even complex subjects Upanishads so easy to read/ listen . Outstanding. Even for senior citizen like me was very interesting.
Sharanya style of narration needs a very special mention.
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An absolute eye opener!

This book clarified so many doubts of mine, that I had since my childhood. Sanskrit pronunciation is well done by the narrator.

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Incredible thrilling & amazing voice to listen!

I really was carried into the stories of our past. The author has done a brilliant job to introduce the reader, the ancient wisdom through the amazing voice of Sharanya Gopinath. I really enjoyed listening to her. Thanks audible for such an worth full book.

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Extra ordinary efforts & a must read for all human

I was fortunate to listen it & would like to repeat it several times !

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  • 20-04-21

Good read but disappointed.

I loved Roopa pai's Geeta for children. This one is going good too. But I am very disappointed that she portrayed Varnashram as oppressive and birth based system. She herself points out examples like Rishikas which proves that everyone had right to learn and gain knowledge. Ved vyas and Valmiki who wrote Ramayana and Mahabharata were not born Brahmins. The varnas were not birth based. Specially in book made for children such portrayal will have negative perception towards the culture that author is trying to help new generation to appreciate.

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  • 07-02-21

superb narration

loved the way it was presented,depth of knowledge/information, useful not only to children but adults