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Coming Down

Ved Mehta

‘I was besieged by family memories.’

I had just graduated from Oxford—the year was 1959—and strapped to a seat in an aeroplane taking me from London to New Delhi, I was besieged by family memories. I recalled my father’s favourite song, a sort of patriotic hymn for all Indians, whether Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian. I remember…


Ved Mehta

Ved Mehta was a staff writer at the New Yorker for thirty-three years. ‘Kiltykins’, which appeared in Granta 72, was taken from his memoir All for Love (the ninth part of his autobiographical Continents of Exile series) to be published by Granta Books in August 2001).

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