Gonu Jha of Mithila (Tales of wit and humour)

Mithila, the birthplace of Sita, is well known from Vedic times for her scholarship and spirituality. One of its illustrious sons, Gonu Jha, is known for his wit and humour. The book contains a modest compilation of tales about Gonu Jha for the readers not familiar with Maithili literature. A brief introduction to Mithila and its culture is added to help appreciate the subject matter of the tales. More
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About Yogendra Pathak Viyogi

Dr. Yogendra Pathak Viyogi is a retired scientist from the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India and a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy and the National Academy of Sciences (India). He specialises in writing popular science articles in Maithili, which have regularly appeared for the past decade in Maithili magazines, mainly ‘Mithila Darshan’ published from Kolkata and ‘Ghar Bahar’ published from Patna. He has to his credit two novels, a collection of short stories, a travelogue (account of his visits abroad over a period of four decades), three drama (of which two have already been staged in Kolkata), a translation of Karel Chapek’s famous drama R.U.R. in Maithili and book compilations of his science essays under the title “Vigyanak Batkahi” in two parts. Several of his satirical writings, travel accounts and translation of English short stories in Maithili are also published in various magazines.

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In addition to writing, he is engaged in mentoring students in rural areas in Mithila region of Bihar in India and imparts lessons in science practical to school students.

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