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  • Author:
    Madan Vasishta
  • ISBN:
    1563684810
  • ISBN13:
    978-1563684814
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    Gallaudet University Press; 1st edition (January 31, 2011)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
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In his first memoir, Madan Vasishta described being a deaf boy in his homeland India, where deaf meant someone who is not human. After rising from herding cattle to being a respected photographer in Delhi.

In his first memoir, Madan Vasishta described being a deaf boy in his homeland India, where deaf meant someone who is not human.

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In 1952, after two weeks of typhoid fever and the mumps, 11-year-old Madan Vasishta awoke one night to discover that he could no longer hear. He also discovered the Delhi Deaf community that, with his family, helped him to achieve an even higher goal, traveling to America to earn a degree at Gallaudet College. Vasishta, a natural raconteur, imbues Deaf in Delhi with the ever-present ebullience that served him so well in his journey.

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Deaf in DC follows Vasishta through half a century living in America. He witnessed the transformation from facing bias as a deaf, foreign man of color who could not get a job despite having a P. to receiving five offers as a school superintendent in the wake of the Civil Rights movement and Deaf President Now. His new memoir reflects a genuine worldview informed by the sage perceptions of a person who has lived widely in many worlds.

In his first memoir, Madan Vasishta described being a deaf boy in his homeland India, where βœdeafβ� meant someone who is not human. After rising from herding cattle to being a respected photographer in Delhi, his first memoir concluded with his acceptance at Gallaudet College far away in America.

Download books for free But he was young, brash, and irrepressible, and his autobiography Deaf in Delhi: A Memoir reveals how his boundless optimism enabled him to persist an. .

Download books for free. In 1952, after two weeks of typhoid fever and the mumps, 11-year-old Madan Vasishta awoke one night to discover that he could no longer hear. But he was young, brash, and irrepressible, and his autobiography Deaf in Delhi: A Memoir reveals how his boundless optimism enabled him to persist and prevail. Vasishta’s story reflects the India of his youth, an emerging nation where most people struggled with numbing poverty and depended upon close family ties, tradition, and faith to see them through.

In his first memoir, Madan Vasishta described being a deaf boy in his homeland India, where “deaf” meant someone who is not human. After rising from herding cattle to being a respected photographer in Delhi, his first memoir concluded with his acceptance at Gallaudet College far away in America. Vasishta’s new memoir begins with his arrival in Washington, DC in 1967 with $40.00 in his pocket and very little knowledge of the new worlds he was entering.

Vasishta faced myriad challenges from the outset— he knew no American Sign Language and could not speech read, yet he found himself thrust into classes at Gallaudet two weeks into the semester. Cultural differences mystified him, such as how all American car accidents were someone else’s fault even when one’s car hits a stationary object. He was amazed that his fellow students did not deride him for his mistakes, unlike in India where he would have been scorned for his weakness. After five years, he returned home to India for a visit and was stunned to learn that he no longer fit in, that “even if you do not have an American Dream, the American Dream will have you.”

Deaf in DC follows Vasishta through half a century living in America. He witnessed the transformation from facing bias as a deaf, foreign man of color who could not get a job despite having a Ph.D., to receiving five offers as a school superintendent in the wake of the Civil Rights movement and Deaf President Now. His new memoir reflects a genuine worldview informed by the sage perceptions of a person who has lived widely in many worlds.


Knights from Bernin
Having read his previous book, "Deaf in Delhi" in 2006, I enjoyed the sequel. He has a way with words in describing the events and how it happened. It seems funny now when it was not that time and he seems to take things in stride and let "bygones be bygones". As a deaf and Indian myself, even though I grew up in the USA, I certainly understand his struggles to understand the American culture and its way of life. Quite amazing how he went from a village "farmer" to a superintendent of a school of the deaf! A must read!
Grarana
I found it very interesting to read how being deaf impacted his day-to-day life and how he was treated, even by other deaf people.