I spent the morning reading this delightful book for children filled with astronomy, history, archaeology, future and so forth. It starts with a child in Harshavardhana’s time and ends with a child in the future.
Priced at Rs 30 with 5 Rs off if you buy it at the Bangalore Book Festival (Entry fee Rs 20 + parking fee)
Jayant Vishnu Narlikar’s profile: (Source) Professor Jayant Vishnu Narlikar is an eminent astrophysicist. Narlikar is considered a leading expert and defender of the steady state cosmology. His work on conformal gravity theory with Sir Fred Hoyle, called Hoyle-Narlikar theory, demonstrated a synthesis can be achieved between Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity and Mach’s principle. India’s second highest civilian honour, Padma Vibhushan, was awarded to him for his work. Prof. Narlikar was the founder director of the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) at Pune, India