When my daughter read Mala Kumar's Up the Mountains of India, it seems like all her questions were answered! She loves mountains and has a singular obsession with the Himalayas. She was also very intrigued that she could be 'a mountain scientist' if she wanted to. She is also obsessed with how mountains are formed and where they come from, so this book has been answering all her questions! Up the Mountains of India is a comprehensive and fun guide to mountains in India. The author makes many interesting connections between mountains and people. The book also brings in references to mountains in mythology, explains the curious mountain illusions called specters, mountains in different parts of India and other delicious details about bamboo biriyani and coffee in the Araku Valley, mountains with gravity defying rock formations, and more. The story about the Khasis training the roots of rubber tree and constructing living root bridges in Meghalaya was quite a thrilling story!