From the Publisher
About the Author
Ved Mehta was born in 1934 and has lived in the United States and Britain since 1949; he became an American citizen in 1975. When he was nearly four, an attack of meningitis left him permanently blind, and he was educated at the Arkanas School for the Blind, and then at Pomona College, Balliol College, Oxford, and Harvard University. He has written twenty-six books, along with hundreds of articles and short stories, and was a staff writer at The New Yorker between 1961 and 1994.
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