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. Roopa brings together three other loves – history, young people, and her hometown Bangalore – in her job as tour guide with the heritage walks and tours company BangaloreWalks.