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From Heaven Lake: Travels through Sinkiang and Tibet

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Book Summary of From Heaven Lake: Travels through Sinkiang and Tibet

Vikram Seths iconic travel book now in a Popular Penguin edition!

Winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, Vikram Seths From Heaven Lake was the authors first popular success. It tells the story of a journey he made hitchhiking from China to India through Sinkiang and Tibet as a young graduate student. Wry, observant and delightfully written, it remains one of Seths most beloved works.

About the Author
Vikram Seth is the acclaimed author of three novels including The Golden Gate and A Suitable Boy. He has also written five books of poetry, a libretto and two highly regarded works of non fiction.

Details of Book: From Heaven Lake: Travels through Sinkiang and Tibet (BSID:113354)

Book From Heaven Lake: Travels through Sinkiang and Tibet
Author Vikram Seth
ISBN 0143417878
ISBN-13 9780143417873, 978-0143417873
Binding Paperback
Publisher Penguin
Publishing Date 2012
Number of Pages 192 with 4pp b/w illus
Language English

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Moushumi November 16, 2007 review from Goodreads

Vikram Seth's â??From Heaven Lake: travels in Sinkiang and Tibetâ? is an unusual travel book. Steering clear of all Lonely Planet Guides and regular travel routes, Seth manages to sketch a picture of China, Tibet, and Nepal from a hungry (quite literally) student travellerâ??s perspective. He was at t...

Krishna Sruthi December 11, 2015 review from Goodreads

What an incredible book and an even more incredible journey! Vikram Seth, while studying at Nanjing University in China, decided to take a rather unorthodox route on his return to India during his break. His journey starts at Turfan, buried in the Uighur region of western China. And from there, h...

Mohit January 23, 2013 review from Goodreads

Excellent travelogue. Unfortunately, I had to abandon this book mid-way as the cafe I was reading it in was closed on the last day of my trip in Himachal Pradesh. If you have an ebook, please let me know. I'd really appreciate.

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