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In this deeply affecting chronicle of a high-caste Hindu family, Ved Mehta tells of his mother, Shanti Devi Mehta - Mamaji, as her children called her - and of her forebears. Mamaji was the shy, orthodox wife of a cosmopolitan British-and American-trained physician who held high posts in the public health service under the Raj. Her life was touched not only by the lives of her forebears but also by those of her other relatives, friends and neighbours. And so the book brings us close to a civilization remote from our own: India in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With only a few years of schooling, Mamaji's early life revolved around never-ending household duties, ancient home remedies, and orthodox Hindu rituals. Little in her experience had prepared her to share her life with Daddyji, who spoke English; played cricket, tennis and bridge at his clubs; and, as a man of science, regarded her orthodox Hindu practices as superstition. Yet Mamaji could say, many years later, she must have sacrificed pearls and diamonds in a former incarnation to have deserved to become his wife.
About the Author
Ved Mehta was born in 1934 and has lived in the United States and Britain since 1949; he became an Amercan citizen in 1975. When he was nearly four, an attack of meningitis left him permanently blind, and he was educated at the Arkansas 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.
Author NameVed Mehta
PublisherRoli Books Pvt. Ltd.
Publication Year2009
Total No. of Pages334
Weight0.58 KGS
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