The Stolen Light

The Stolen Light

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  • Author: Ved Mehta
  • SKU/ISBN: 1-59194-095-8
  • Year: 2009
  • Page count: 410
  • Reading level: 6
  • Lexile Level: 1020L
  • Availability: In stock


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The Stolen Light is the real-life story of Ved Mehta, a young man attending college in California in the 1950s. Mehta’s story has been abridged with the author’s approval. The college years are a challenging time in anyone’s life, but Mehta faced particular difficulties. He was an Indian in the United States, a Hindu in a Christian environment, a dark-skinned man surrounded by white people, and he was blind. With compelling honesty and touches of humor, Mehta describes his struggles to live an ordinary college life—dating, riding a bicycle, keeping up with his studies—while dealing with extraordinary obstacles.