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Mehta, Ved 1934-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 515 publications in 9 languages and 17,172 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV1792.M4, B
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Mahatma Gandhi and his apostles by Ved Mehta( Book )

43 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the renowned author Ved Mehta brings Gandhi to life in all his holiness and humanness, shedding light on his principles and his purposes, his ideas and his actions. Through interviewing disciples of Gandhi in five countries, Mehta reconstructs in precise detail Gandhi's daily routine, recounts the story of his life, and presents the beliefs and practices of his "apostles." Mehta's book is widely praised and is a biographical portrait of Gandhi unlike any other. -- Publisher description
Portrait of India by Ved Mehta( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 1993 in English and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impressions of the author as he revisits the land of his birth
Fly and the fly-bottle; encounters with British intellectuals by Ved Mehta( Book )

43 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new theologian by Ved Mehta( Book )

36 editions published between 1965 and 1969 in 5 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new India by Ved Mehta( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van de regering van Indira Gandhi in de periode 1975-'77
A family affair : India under three prime ministers by Ved Mehta( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daddyji by Ved Mehta( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical portrait of the author's father Amolak Ram Mehta (Daddyji), b. 1895, distinguished Indian public health officer
Rajiv Gandhi and Rama's kingdom by Ved Mehta( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mehta begins by describing the politics that swirled around Indira Gandhi during the last two years of her life - in particular, the growing hostility among Sikhs, Hindus, and Muslims. He tells of the Sikhs' demand for special status, their uprising against the Hindus in the Punjab, the government's retaliation, the murder of Mrs. Gandhi by two of her Sikh bodyguards, and the anti-Sikh rioting that followed. He goes on to reconstruct the circumstances surrounding Rajiv's election as his mother's successor; the change in atmosphere from optimism to disenchantment as Rajiv's government became mired in a kickback scandal; Rajiv's loss of office to V.P. Singh in the 1989 election; and his murder by a secessionist Tamil group from Sri Lanka in 1991. Throughout, Mehta provides vivid details of aspects of Indian history and culture, such as the impact of the accident at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, the debate between the judiciary and Muslim clerics over economic support of divorced Muslim women, the peculiarities of the Indian telephone system, and the effect of television and movies on Hindu revivalism. His lucid and incisive book is mandatory reading for those who wish to understand India today
Walking the Indian streets by Ved Mehta( Book )

18 editions published between 1959 and 1975 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John is easy to please; encounters with the written and the spoken word by Ved Mehta( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red letters : my father's enchanted period by Ved Mehta( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ved Mehta's acclaimed Continents of Exile series ends where it began - with a portrait of his father, Amolak Ram Mehta. But this, the final installment of the eleven-book series, which has been appearing over the last thirty-two years, is its emotional crescendo, the story of the author's discovery of his father's affair with a married woman in the British India of the 1930s." "The story has its origins in the 1960s, when Mehta by chance finds his father weeping uncontrollably on his mother's shoulder during a New York dinner party. As a result, the son begins to unravel a family mystery that takes him on a painful and revealing voyage into his father's British past in Simla, the magical hill station and summer capital of the Raj. Step by step, he is forced to confront his father's passionate clandestine affair with Rasil, an exquisite beauty who in her teens was abducted from her poor family and raped. She was subsequently rescued by a Hindu philanthropist, only to end up trapped in an abusive marriage to a rich businessman." "Years earlier, when the Daddyji of the story was working in the Punjab Himalayas as a medical student, he had met a young shepherdess on his rounds, and been intoxicated by her greenish-blue eyes, fair skin, golden hair, and the Nepalese lilt of her voice. At one moment, he caught sight of her concealed tattoo of the consort of Lord Krishna. She said that she, too, intended to marry the voluptuary deity." "Some fifteen years later in Lahore, Dr. Mehta encounters a socialite whom he recognizes as the hill girl of his youth by her tattoo. They reestablish contact and in time become lovers. Their affair is kept alive by the exchange of love letters, or Red Letters - sublime if eccentric works in themselves - that Mehta's father treasures for the remainder of his life as a memento of his enchanted time." "Mehta's exploration of his father's love affair proves painful, as the son realizes that the entanglement, a passing episode in sixty-one years of a loving marriage, had shattering psychological side-effects on his mother - a close friend of Rasil's - and also on his own life."--Jacket
The photographs of Chachaji : the making of a documentary film by Ved Mehta( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delinquent Chacha by Ved Mehta( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1991 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Ved Mehta reader : the craft of the essay by Ved Mehta( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mehta provides a splendid, insightful introduction on the craft of the essay, meditating on the long history and diverse purposes of the form and on the struggle of learning to write in it himself. In the eight reportorial, autobiographical, and reflective essays that follow -- each a self-contained examination of cultural, intellectual, or personal themes -- he writes on his experience of becoming an American citizen; on Christian theology, with a focus on Dietrich Bonhoeffer; on Calcutta and the poorest of the Indian poor; on the disastrous fates of three of Mehta's brilliant Oxford contemporaries; and on a variety of other subjects
The ledge between the streams by Ved Mehta( Book )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This memoir recounts the decade 1940-1949, a crucial time in the author's life and the life of his native country India, during the waning light of the British raj
Sound-shadows of the New World by Ved Mehta( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sensitive portrayal of growing up in an alien culture as a 15-year-old blind boy leaves India to attend school in Arkansas
The stolen light by Ved Mehta( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three stories of the raj by Ved Mehta( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vedi by Ved Mehta( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the author of his early education period
Face to face, an autobiography by Ved Mehta( Book )

22 editions published between 1957 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, who is totally blind, tells what it has been like to grow up in India and to live through the terror of Muslim-Hindu riots at Lahore, and to secure his high-school and college training in the United States. 1957
 
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Alternative Names
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Mihta, Vid 1934-

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বেদ মেহতা ভারতীয় লেখক

வேத் மேத்தா

メータ, ヴェド

Languages
English (400)

French (15)

German (6)

Italian (3)

Japanese (2)

Finnish (2)

Persian (2)

Urdu (1)

Dutch (1)

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Portrait of IndiaRajiv Gandhi and Rama's kingdomThe red letters : my father's enchanted periodA Ved Mehta reader : the craft of the essaySound-shadows of the New WorldVediVedi