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Indian Writer Ved Mehta on His Life and Career.

Indian writer Ved Mehta. He's written several books of autobiography, most all of which have been serialized in "The New Yorker" magazine. His autobiographies are poignant accounts of his blindness, his education in England, and the role that language came to play in his life.

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Other segments from the episode on September 21, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 21, 1987: Interview with Ved Mehta; Review of Duke Ellington's album, "Ellington Jazz Party" and James Lincoln Collier's biography "Duke Ellington"; Interview…

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