Yogendra Pathak Viyogi

Biography

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.

The books are available as self-published paperback version.
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.

Books

Gonu Jha of Mithila (Tales of wit and humour)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 35,340. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
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.
Folktales of Mothila
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 111,890. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations
Mithila, the birthplace of Sita, is well known from Vedic times for her scholarship and spirituality. It had a rich rural culture with a large base of folktales. The book contains a modest compilation of folktales of Mithila, in English, for the readers not familiar with Maithili books. A brief introduction to Mithila and its culture is added to help appreciate the subject matter of the tales.
Bharti’s Cat
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 35,070. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The book is an English translation of the original Maithili Novel ‘Bhartik Biladi’ by Dr. Braj Kishor Varma ‘Manipadma’. The theme is science fiction with a dose of adventure and mysticism. It has also been described as a children’s book by some literary critics. Story is told through an intelligent cat which develops human consciousness and speaks like humans after being administered a medicine.

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