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Before Vedi was four, meningitis left him blind. But his father, a well-to-do, England-trained doctor, was determined that his son receives the best education India could offer a blind child. At Dadas School in Bombay, thirteen hundred miles from home, Vedi at first felt isolated. There was the obstacle of language: he spoke only Punjabi, the other children spoke only Marathi, and the principal was determined to teach him English. There were the differences of class and age: Vedi was from 'a cultured home', and therefore wore shoes and proper clothes, and took his meals with the principal's family; many of the other children were street waifs, and much older. In time, Vedi learned to get along without his family, without familiar sounds and scents and tastes, long before any ordinary child learns self-reliance. He also learned to read and write English Braille, to add and subtract, to play like all boys and to get along with schoolmates. With the Second World War imminent, Vedi left Dadas School and returned home. Yet, as his father knew, and as he himself came to know, the education he received afforded him a chance for a meaningful life. He grasped it eagerly. Vedi is Ved Mehta's out-of-the-ordinary memory of childhood experiences - trying to find out, struggling to fit in, wanting to be loved, playing, dreaming - during the years that ordinarily make up childhood.
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 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 Year2010
Total No. of Pages258
Weight0.4 KGS
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