From Heaven Lake: travels through Sinkiang and Tibet

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Vintage Books, 1987 - Travel - 192 pages
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After two years as a postgraduate student at Nanjing University in China, Vikram Seth hitch-hiked back to his home in New Delhi, via Tibet.  From Heaven Lake is the story of his remarkable journey and his encounters with nomadic Muslims, Chinese officials, Buddhists and others.

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Review: From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet

User Review  - Gautami Krishnan - Goodreads

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Review: From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet

User Review  - michellé .c - Goodreads

I liked this book. It was refreshing and unusual! The attitude in which Vikram Seth employed throughout his journey is a great one; hardheadedness, stubbornness and optimism despite all the little nuances. Read full review

Contents

Turfan July in the desert
1
Heaven Lake
19
An eastward loop
29
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About the author (1987)

Vikram Seth has written acclaimed books in several genres: verse novel, "The Golden Gate"; travel book, "From Heaven Lake"; animal fables, "Beastly Tales"; epic fiction, "A Suitable Boy". His most recent novel, "An Equal Music", was published in 1999. He lives in England and India.