A month shy of his fifth birthday, Ved Mehta was sent 1300 miles from home to Dadar School for the Blind-- really an orphanage in Bombay run by a Christian minister with Western ideas about education. Blinded by meningitis, Vedi faced the grim life of the blind in India.
It was an act that required a great strength, a father sending a child to a foster home, but from it Vedi learned self-reliance. His career is testimony to the correctness of that decision.
"Vedi had all the experiences of ordinary childhood, but ceased being a child before he was five. Thus in the narratives two voices emerge: the child and the adult. When the child speaks, grim events seem innocent and funny. But when the adult speaks, even ordinary moments seem sad, reflected in a memory that brings together past and present with bittersweet eloquence." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.08(w) x 7.69(h) x 0.61(d)|