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On Gita

This blog post started out as a simple email reply to some questions about Gita Mehta aka Gita Patnaik, and went on far too long.  Only read what you wish.

Question 1. Have you read Gita's books?  If you want to know about all of Gita’s writings, check out this link on according to WorldCat http://www.worldcat.org/wcidentities/lccn-n79057798 It says she has "47 works in 296 publications in 15 languages and 5,485 library holdings." WorldCat has similar listings for all authors (see Philip McEldowney Only 6 works http://www.worldcat.org/wcidentities/lccn-nr97024612)
I’ve greatly enjoyed reading her fiction (Raj and River Sutra), but never have gotten beyond the first few pages, for some reason, of her main non-fiction – Karma Kola, Snakes and Ladders.We (the UVa library) have those four books in our library, but not the coffee-table (non-academic) picture book Eternal Ganesh.
Question 2. Are “Sonny & Gita Mehta” listed in the credits of the “Vietnam” series running on PBS cur…