From Heaven Lake

From Heaven Lake 1

Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet

by Vikram Seth

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 12/10/1987

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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.
Travel & holiday
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
Vintage Departures Ser.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
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  • an interesting read

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    From Heaven Lake is Vikram Seths first non-fiction book. First published in 1987, it tells the story of his travels through China, Sinkiang and Tibet in the summer of 1981. Seth was a graduate student at Nanjing University and decided to hitchhike home to New Delhi via Tibet and Nepal. He kept a journal during his travels, and this book is the result. With his command of the Chinese language and his garb, he was able to journey through places not usually accessible to tourists. His observations of the people, customs and modes of travel and his encounters make very interesting reading.