From Heaven Lake: Travels through Sinkiang and Tibetby Vikram Seth
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.
Meet the Author
- Delhi, India; and Salisbury, England
- Date of Birth:
- June 20, 1952
- Place of Birth:
- Calcutta, West Bengal, India
- B.A., Oxford University, 1975; M.A., Stanford University, MA 1978; Nanjing University Diploma, 1982
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This was my first experience with the genre of travel literature. Once I started, I could not put the book aside. For all the 'arm chair ' travelers out there, 'From Heaven Lake' is the perfect way to experience this part of China and Tibet. I thought the book was out of print and then discovered it at this web site. I read it nearly 10 years ago, and many of the experiences and images that Seth describes are still fresh and perfect in my memory. I will never forget the feeding of the eagles at the temple!