Books: The Gita for Children by Roopa Pai (Age: 9+)

Books: The Gita for Children by Roopa Pai (Age: 9+)
The Bhagavad Gita can be quite difficult to understand and grasp, but in this book, Roopa Pai has simplified the lessons of the Gita to make them more accessible to children.

The book starts off by explaining the rules of war. Yes, at that time war did have rules and they were followed diligently. These rules ensured a fight between equals, without any backstabbing—something we need to keep in mind in today’s day and age, even when we have petty quarrels.

As the book progresses, the verses from the Gita are explained in the context of present-day characters and examples. It’s no wonder then that the Beatles songs ‘Ebony and Ivory’ and Michael Jackson’s ‘Black or White’ find their way into a chapter that explains equality amongst humans.

We love the way the chapters on responsibility and self-discipline are explained, making the qualities so simple to imbibe. Pai uses Harry Potter author J K Rowling to further explain these qualities. Did you know, Rowling was rejected by 17 publishers before she was finally published... and what a success she has been! The lesson to be learnt is to have faith in yourself and never give up.

Pai handles all the lessons from the Gita beautifully, making ‘The Gita for Children’ a must for both children and adults who have never read the Gita. It surely deserves a place on every bedside table and bookshelf. Buy it on Amazon.in

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