Mehta, Ved, 1934-

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Ved Mehta, Indian-American author of novels, family biographies, and essays, was born in 1934 in Lahore (then an Indian city, now part of Pakistan). Blind since childhood, he attended boarding schools in India and in the United States. He continued his education at Pomona College and Harvard University, eventually becoming an American citizen. Among his many writings are A Portrait of India (1970), the series of family biographies Continents of Exile (1972-1993), and the collected essays Fly and the Fly-Bottle (1966) and A Ved Mehta Reader: The Craft of the Essay (1998). He was a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1961 to 1994.

From the guide to the Ved Mehta papers, circa 1924-2005, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn New York Times Company records. A.M. Rosenthal papers, 1955-1994, 1967-1986 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Donald and Katharine Foley Collection of Penguin Books, 1935-1965 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Ved Mehta papers, circa 1924-2005 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003 (bulk 1945-1989). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Macdonald, Dwight. Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984 (inclusive), 1920-1978 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records, 1899-2003, 1945-1989 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984, 1920-1978 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Mehta, Ved, 1934-. Ved Mehta papers, ca. 1930-[ongoing]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Papers, 1920-1995. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Mehta, Ved, 1934-. Ved Mehta papers, ca. 1930-[ongoing]. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Arkansas School for the Blind. corporateBody
associatedWith Clyde, Ethel, b. 1879 person
associatedWith Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. corporateBody
associatedWith Foley, Donald L. person
associatedWith Foley, Katharine person
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Macdonald, Dwight. person
associatedWith MacDonald, Dwight. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rosenthal, A. M. (Abraham Michael), 1922-2006 person
associatedWith University of Oxford. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
India
Subject
East Indian Americans
American literature
Blind--United States--Biography
Authors, American--20th century--Archives
Authors, American--20th century--Biography
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Birth 1934-03-21

Indians (India)

English

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