—Vidya Sinha—

—Radhika Raman Prasad Sinha—

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Vidya Sinha's Cookbook:
Indian Vegetarian Recipes of Bhojpur

by Vidya Sinha
Formatted for publication by:
Binita Sinha-Sharma, Prabhakar Alok, and Amitabh Divakar

This cookbook is a collection of everyday vegetarian recipes based on the culinary traditions of Bhojpur region of India. The recipes presented here are simple, wholesome, and full of flavor. Some may find them nostalgic... reminiscent of one’s mother’s and grandmother’s kitchen.

May all the food I partake be pure,
May there always be pure environment while making food,
Food that upholds great strength and invigorating power…
                    —Ṛig-Veda, Book 1, Hymn 187

120 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN: 978-1-61170-050-3

Published by: Robertson Publishing (RP)

Vidya Sinha's Cookbook: Indian Vegetarian Recipes of Bhojpur

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5 starsVegetarian Kitchen of Bhojpur ~ Ravi sahay
This is a wonderful book. I am thankful for so many tasty and healthy recipes which uses Chana or Besan flour (Indian chick peas also called "Bengal Grams"). By the way, Chana claims to be the wonder whole grain with the lowest Glycemic Index and it is the best food for all including the diabetics.

No wonder, both Hindu gods, Ganesh (Elephant God) and Hanuman (Monkey God) like Besan Ladoo (Indian Sweet) the most.. something to add for your next edition.

Many thanks for presenting this age-old culinary art of Bhojpur especially for the immigrants in British Guyana,, Canada, Fiji Islands, Mauritius, UK, USA and the West Indies to name a few. —An immigrant from Bhojpur

Vidya Sinha

Vidya Sinha was born at Kajipura and raised in Bhojpur district of India, has a B.A. in Hindi Literature.

This cookbook is based on early learning from her mother, grandmother, and years of experience. Through the recipes presented here Vidya has tried to preserve the Bhojpur-style of Indian vegetarian cooking.

Vidya Sinha's Cookbook was formatted and submitted for publication by:
Binita Sinha-Sharma

To contact Binita send an email to:

Vidya Sinha

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Decoding Ṛig-Veda
For the Knowledge of Science

by Radhika Raman Prasad Sinha
Formatted for publication by:
Prabhakar Aloka, Amitabh Divakar, and Binita Sinha-Sharma

This book is dedicated to those who would like to decode the hymns of Ṛig-Veda and understand the scientific principles hidden. The Rishis, in a state of super-consciousness, observed the laws of nature and its underlying scientific principles. They presented the observations in hymns with simple words but deep in meaning.

We knew the world would not be the same. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince to do his duty, and to impress him taken on his multi-armed form and says, “if the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be the splendor of the mighty one. Now I have become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.
— Oppenheimer after the success of the Trinity test

“The truth came to the Rishis of India—the Mantradrastas, the seers of thought—and will come to all Rishis in the future, not to talkers, not to book swallowers, not to scholars, not to philologists, but to seers of thought. They had hundreds of Rishis in ancient India. We will have millions in modern India.”
— Swami Vivekananda

Cover Concept
Aerial photograph prior to Sunrise (Usha), at the Pacific Ocean. The inset “...blazing fire on Aryan altar,” is a condensed image of the same.

The rising Sun improves eyesight and tones up heart and mind. This period of Usha is for growth and expansion of energy, intellect and all that is good for human health. This hour is called Brahm Bela, meaning the hour of Brahma.

Cover Photo credit: Anoop Sharma

Decoding Rig-Veda

160 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
ISBN: 978-1-935125-22-8

Published by: Robertson Publishing (RP)

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Radhika Raman Prasad Sinha
Radhika Raman Prasad Sinha (1937-2008)

Radhika Raman Prasad Sinha was born on May 26, 1937, at old Patna City in the vicinity of Patna Sahib Gurudwara in the Bihar state, India. The eldest son of Sri. Gorakh Prasad and Smt. Umraoti Devi, he spent his childhood at ancestral villages with maternal and paternal grandparents and extended family.

Radhika Raman received his early education in Daltonganj, Bihar. After completing post-secondary education from St. Xaviers College, Ranchi, joined the Bihar Institute of Technology, Sindri, and specialized in electrical engineering. Received his Guru Diksha at the age of eighteen and after completing his engineering at a young age of twenty-one taught at Patna Engineering College before joining the Bihar State Electricity Board. Retired in 1996 as General Manager cum Chief engineer of Patna Electric Supply Undertaking (PESU).

He had deep love and respect for natures’ creations and enjoyed travelling. One of his reports “Bhimbandh – A Paradise Undiscovered” extensively documented the natural hot-springs of Bhimbandh in eastern Bihar. As a hobby, he also practiced astrology with an objective of finding correlation between planetary positions in ones horoscope and health.

But it was his quest for scientific meaning behind rituals and customs that eventually led him to an in-depth study of the ancient Indian scriptures particularly the Vedas. He spent his post-retirement period in Patna researching the Vedas.

He left for heavenly abode at dusk (Godhuli vela) sitting on his ‘asana’ at his favorite spot in the garden on March 2, 2008. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Vidya Sinha, two sons, a daughter, and two grandsons. This book is published posthumously based on the manuscript he had completed.

Decoding Ṛig-Veda was formatted and submitted for publication by: Prabhakar Aloka, Amitabh Divakar and Binita Sinha-Sharma

To contact either of them send an email to:
Prabhakar Aloka: praloka@gmail.com
Amitabh Divakar: amitabhdivakar@hotmail.com
Binita Sinha-Sharma: bsinha@msn.com

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