Mehta, Ved (1934 - )


Award-winning author Ved Mehta was born and raised in India. He lost his sight due to illness when he was a small child. In order to get an education, he moved to the United States, alone and at the age of 15, to attend the Arkansas School for the Blind (1949-52). He attended Pomona College (CA) (B.A. 1952-56), Balliol College, Oxford (B.A. 1956-59) and Harvard University (M.A. 1959-61). He lives in NYC and in Islesboro, ME.

Selected Bibliography

  • Face to Face, An Autobiography (1957)
  • Portrait of India (1993)
  • Rajiv Gandhi and Rama's Kingdom (1994)
  • Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker: The Invisible Art of Editing (1998)
  • A Ved Mehta Reader: The Craft of the Essay (1998)
  • All for Love (2001)
  • Dark Harbor: Building House and Home on an Enchanged Island (2003)
  • The Red Letters: My Father's Enchanted Period (2004)