Book Reviews of From Heaven Lake : Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet (Vintage Departures)

From Heaven Lake : Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet (Vintage Departures)
From Heaven Lake Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet - Vintage Departures
Author: Vikram Seth
ISBN-13: 9780394752181
ISBN-10: 039475218X
Publication Date: 10/12/1987
Pages: 192
Rating:
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Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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The author is in a unique place to have and record travels in a way that no one else - Westerner, Chinese or Tibetan - could do.
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I enjoyed this all the more because it deals with the true experiences of Virram Seth, the writer of A Suitable Boy, which is one of my all-time favorites.
He was a postgraduate student in China when he decided in the summer of 1981 to hitchhike home to Delhi by way of Tibet. A great travel story depicting his battles with bureaucracy, difficult climate, interesting characters, and miserable rides on long-distance trucks.