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Learned Men and Women of Ancient India


Nominated | Book Awards 2021 | Writings for Young Adults

Learned Men and Women of Ancient India

Full Title: Learned Men and Women of Ancient India

Author: Sreelata Menon
Publisher: Harper Collins India

Award Category: Writings for Young Adults
About the Book: 

Discover the lives of the great learned men and women of ancient India who could control their minds to achieve anything they desired. From pioneering surgical techniques to solving mathematical puzzles and even attempting to turn metal into gold, read about the incredible contributions of Vyasa, Sushruta, Valmiki, Surya Savitri, Chanakya, and others. Learned Men and Women of Ancient India is a collection of stories that give you a glimpse into the lives of the greatest rishis and rishikas from Indian history and their quest to unearth and reveal the mysteries and truth about mankind and the universe. Through their lives, learn how these extraordinary individuals laid the foundation for the scientists, doctors, philosophers and inventors of today.

About the Author: 

With many children's books to her credit, author and freelance writer Sreelata Menon writes about anything and everything. She especially enjoys capturing children's imagination with fascinating tales from India's rich historical and literary legacy. She believes that if children are able to relate to these stories, it will inspire and encourage them to have aspirations of their own. Rae Zachariah is an illustrator and animator. She loves weaving stories through visuals for books and music. Though she can't hold a note, she likes to think she might have been a musician in another life. You can reach her at

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