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Ved Parkash Mehta (Born March 21, 1934) is a writer who was born in Lahore, British India (now a Pakistani city) to a Hindu family. He lost his sight at the age of four as the result of an attack of cerebrospinal meningitis. Because of the limited prospects for blind people in general, his father, a doctor, sent him over 1,300 miles away to the Dadar School for the Blind in Bombay.

Mehta has lived in the Western world since 1949; he became an American citizen in 1975. He was educated at Pomona College, at Balliol College, Oxford where he read Modern History, and at Harvard University, where he earned a double BA and MA. His first book, an autobiography called Face to Face, which placed his early life in the context of Indian politics and history and Anglo-Indian relations, was published in 1957. Since then he has written more than 24 books, including several that deal with the subject of blindness, as well as hundreds of articles and short stories, for British, Indian and American publications such as The New Yorker, where he was a staff writer from 1961 to 1994. He left the magazine after, as he has claimed, he was "terminated" by editor Tina Brown.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2009.

His wife, Linn Cary Mehta, is the niece of Mehta's former New Yorker colleague Henry S. F. Cooper, Jr.; they married in 1983.

Selected Works   more �

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Total Books: 73
The Stolen Light
2008 - The Stolen Light [Townsend Library Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781591940951
ISBN-10: 1591940958
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Dark Harbor Building House and Home on an Enchanted Island
2007 - Dark Harbor Building House and Home on an Enchanted Island [Continents of Exile] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781568583440
ISBN-10: 1568583443
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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The Letters My Father's Enchanted Period
2004 - The Letters My Father's Enchanted Period (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780143032908
ISBN-10: 0143032909
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Remembering Mr Shawn's New Yorker
2004 - Remembering Mr Shawn's New Yorker (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780954352059
ISBN-10: 095435205X
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Red Letters
2004 - Red Letters (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780954352066
ISBN-10: 0954352068
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The Red Letters  My Father's Enchanted Period
2004 - The Red Letters My Father's Enchanted Period [Continents of Exile] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781560256281
ISBN-10: 1560256281
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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All for Love
2002 - All for Love (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781560254492
ISBN-10: 1560254491
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Sound-Shadows of the New World
1999 - Sound-shadows of the New World (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780613181433
ISBN-10: 0613181433
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Remembering Mr Shawn's New Yorker  The Invisible Art of Editing
1999 - Remembering Mr Shawn's New Yorker the Invisible Art of Editing [Mehta, Ved, Continents of Exile.] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780879517076
ISBN-10: 0879517077
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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A Ved Mehta Reader  The Craft of the Essay
1998 - A Ved Mehta Reader the Craft of the Essay (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780300071894
ISBN-10: 0300071892
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Remembering Mr Shawn's New Yorker  The Invisible Art of Editing
1998 - Remembering Mr Shawn's New Yorker the Invisible Art of Editing [Mehta, Ved, Continents of Exile.] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780879518769
ISBN-10: 0879518766
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Reference
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Rajiv Gandhi and Ramas Kingdom
1996 - Rajiv Gandhi and Ramas Kingdom (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780300068580
ISBN-10: 0300068581
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Up at Oxford
1993 - Up at Oxford [Continents of Exile] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393035445
ISBN-10: 0393035441
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Portrait of India
1993 - Portrait of India (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780300055382
ISBN-10: 0300055382
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles
1993 - Mahatma Gandhi and His Apostles (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780300055399
ISBN-10: 0300055390
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Stolen Light
1990 - The Stolen Light (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780393306736
ISBN-10: 0393306739
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Mamaji
1988 - Mamaji (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780393305364
ISBN-10: 0393305368
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Sound Shadows of the New World --1987 publication
1987 - Sound Shadows of the New World --1987 Publication (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780330301121
ISBN-10: 0330301128
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The Ledge Between the Streams
1985 - The Ledge Between the Streams [Picador] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780330289771
ISBN-10: 0330289772
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DADDYJI-MAMAJI
1984 - Daddyji-mamaji (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330282321
ISBN-10: 0330282328
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A Family Affair India Under Three Prime Ministers
1982 - A Family Affair India Under Three Prime Ministers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195031188
ISBN-10: 0195031180
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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