Meet the Authors –
Ms. Roopa Pai and Ms. Saiswaroopa Iyer

The Grantha Club in association with the School of Ethics, Governance, Culture and Social Systems is launching the “Meet the Author” series on 02 July 2022 at 11 am.

The series is aimed at inculcating the habit of reading in students in general and also to provide a platform for students to engage with eminent personalities to enhance their creative skills. This is the first of more such sessions that will be held throughout the year which will witness many talented and beloved authors coming together to talk about their journey and books. 

For the inaugural session, we are honoured to host two distinguished writers – Ms. Roopa Pai and Ms. Saiswaroopa Iyer. These award-winning authors will be talking about their journey as writers.

About the authors:

Roopa Pai is one of India’s best-known writers for children. This Bangalore-based author has written over 25 books, ranging from picture books to chapter books and fiction to nonfiction, on themes as varied as sci-fi fantasy, popular science, math, history, economics, Indian philosophy, life skills, and most recently, medicine. Her best-known books include the 8-part Taranauts, India’s first fantasy-adventure series for children in English; Ready! 99 Must-Have Skills For The World- Conquering Teenager (And Almost-Teenager); the award-winning national bestseller The Gita For Children, listed by Amazon India as one of ‘100 Indian Books To Read In A Lifetime’, and its ‘prequel’ The Vedas And Upanishads For Children. Her TEDx talk on ‘Decoding the Gita, India’s Book of Answers’ has received over 1.9 million views to date.

Saiswaroopa Iyer is an investment professional turned satisfied author of five bestselling novels, all based on legendary female protagonists from ancient India. She is the recipient of the Sankara TV Streeshakthi Award (2022). She teaches Creative Writing at Chanakya University Bengaluru. She curates at IndicA Books, an Indic Academy initiative. Indian philosophy, literature, history and music form her passion sphere. A trained classical singer, she has also been awarded a gold medal by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.

At this event, the winners of the Book Review and Slogan writing competitions conducted as part of the National Reading Day celebrations will also be announced.

Meet the Authors using this Zoom link: