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From Heaven Lake : travels through Sinkiang and Tibet

Author: Vikram Seth
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1987, ©1983.
Series: Vintage departures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Vintage departures edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the journey of author Vikram Seth from China, through Tibet and Nepal, to his home in New Delhi, India and his encounter with nomadic Muslims, Chinese officials, and Buddhists.
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Genre/Form: Reseskildringar
Named Person: Vikram Seth; Vikram Seth; Vikram Seth; Vikram Seth; Vikram Seth
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vikram Seth
ISBN: 039475218X 9780394752181
OCLC Number: 15588770
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 1983.
Awards: Winner of Thomas Cook Travel Book Awards Narrative Travel Book Category 1983
Description: 178 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Turfan: july in the desert --
Heaven Lake --
An eastward loop --
Liuyuan: of trucks and tribulations --
Dunhuang: of floods and feasts --
Nanhu: an oasis interlude --
The Chaidam basin --
Germu: a wilderness town --
Southern Qinghai: the cold plateau --
Northern Tibet --
Into Lhasa --
Lhasa --
The Potala; Drepung; Norbulingka: a house in the old town --
Lhasa: a ceremony near the sera monastery --
Lhasa: a final weekend --
Through Shigatse --
Nilamu: a day among waterfalls --
Into Nepal --
Kathmandu; Delhi.
Series Title: Vintage departures.
Responsibility: Vikram Seth.
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Chronicles the journey of author Vikram Seth from China, through Tibet and Nepal, to his home in New Delhi, India and his encounter with nomadic Muslims, Chinese officials, and Buddhists.

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