From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet

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Vintage Books, 1987 - Travel - 178 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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User Review  - Woden1809 - Goodreads

A great book that gives insight into the people rather than many books which merely give insight into the author as they pass through. Read full review

Review: From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet

User Review  - Kirk Kittell - Goodreads

Really enjoyed it. I like Seth's narrative voice during the travel--perceptive and human, but not too self-congratulatory or pretentious or any of the other things that sometimes get on my nerves in ... Read full review

Contents

Turfan July in the desert
1
Heaven Lake
19
An eastward loop
29
Copyright

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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.

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