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Ved Mehta

Ved MehtaAKA Ved Parkash Mehta

Born: 21-Mar-1934
Birthplace: Lahore, India

Gender: Male
Religion: Hindu
Race or Ethnicity: Asian/Indian
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Face to Face

Father: Amolak Ram Mehta (physician)
Mother: Shanti Mehra

    High School: Arkansas State School for the Blind
    University: BA, Pomona College (1956)
    University: BA, Balliol College, Oxford University (1959)
    University: MA, Harvard University (1961)

    The New Yorker Staff Writer (1961-)
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Council on Foreign Relations
    John Kerry for President
    Naturalized US Citizen 1975
    Risk Factors: Meningitis, Blindness

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Author of books:
Face to Face (1957, memoir)
Walking the Indian Streets (1960, travelogue)
The Fly and Fly-Bottle: Encounters with British Intellectuals (1963, nonfiction)
The New Theologian (1966, nonfiction)
Delinquent Chacha (1966, novel)
Portrait of India (1970, essays)
John Is Easy to Please: Encounters with the Written and the Spoken Word (1971, essays)
Daddyji (1972, biography)
The New India (1978, nonfiction)
Mamaji (1979, biography)
Vedi (1982)
Family Affair: India Under Three Prime Ministers (1982, nonfiction)
The Ledge Between the Streams (1984)
Sound-Shadows of the New World (1986)
Three Stories of the Raj (1986)
The Stolen Light (1989)
Up at Oxford (1993)
A Ved Mehta Reader: The Craft of the Essay (1998, essays)
Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker: The Invisible Art of Editing (1998)
All for Love: Continents of Exile (2002, memoir)

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