From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet

by 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 andothers.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.99 out of 5
  • Published October 12th 1987 by Vintage
  • Original Title: From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet
  • ISBN: 039475218X (ISBN13: 9780394752181)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Thomas Cook Travel Book Award (1983)

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.