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One of my favorite persons from the book is a Chinese truck driver named Sui, he was a delight throughout and so was his other companion in the truck, Ginseng, who for the most part is forgotten because he rarely utters a word except for his occasional singing. She set off to find somewhere else to tgavels, which she did, and made a big fuss of how good the alternative food was.

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View most popular tags as: The book is studded with bits of poetry, very characteristic of Seth, and this makes the book even more special. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Learn their language and then promptly hitch hike your way across. It is a well written travelogue where you will not be able to put the book down at any moment. It is curious how wealth makes some people pleasant, by doing away with worry and petty frustration; and how it makes other abominable.

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To ask other readers questions about From Heaven Lakeplease sign up. Our guide suggested we eat lunch at a certain place in town, a decent, cheap hotel with local food. Dopo un inizio di circa 50 inutili pagine in cui non si capisce l’autore dove vuole andare a parare, il viaggio finalmente parte.


Taking time and money off from the Standford University, Seth stays in China for 2 years. No trivia or quizzes yet.

We take every warm item of clothing out of our bags and swaddle ourselves into immobility. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. And from there, he proceeds further west on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau till he reaches Lhasa, and from there onto Kathmandu and finally Tjbet.

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It’s a rare experience to read a beautiful travelogue and experience the length and breadth of traveling through China. We live in a generation with no dearth of travelogues and guides through places and cultures. This is a short but very enjoyable travel book chronicling the authors route home from Nanjing in China to Delhi in India.

He does spend an inor This is the first in the long list of travel accounts that I want to sinkianv before heading off on my trip. Han, Uighur, Kazakh, Mongolian.

Vikram Seth, while studying at Nanjing University in China, decided to take a rather unorthodox route on sinkiabg return to India during his break. That country was on the verge of relaxing its rules towards foreign visitors, but in Seth still needed police permission to travel anywhere in China, even major cities, let alone sensitive areas like Tibet.

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Seth compares and contrasts the successes and failures of India and China in the second half of the twentieth century:. What an incredible book and an even more incredible journey! Keeping that in mind, Seth paints a beautiful picture of the inner communist China, helped by his exceptional language skills.


I kept thinking it woul This fairly short account started me thinking about what makes a good travel book. Despite being in a country suspicious of foreigners, Seth managed to hold trqvels political conversations with his fellow travelers that give a peek into the mindset of the local populace. Surprisingly because it had been languishing on my bookshelf for a long time and I only picked it up because it heavdn a thin volume and I was going on a train; didn’t want to carry much.

I finally found it at the Chicago Public Library. He wrote all about his feeling, the treacherous paths and the people he met but sometimes less about the sihkiang. May 13, Bakul rated it it thrpugh amazing. To make it all worse, both he and Gyanseng sleeptalk.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: He writes about an ugly encounter with a wealthy tourist in Lhasa, and has this to say about it- It is curious how wealth makes some people pleasant, by doing away with worry and petty frustration; and how it makes others abominable. And he is Indian, a foreigner in China. According to his observation if you are dirt poor than you are better off born in China as compared to India. Be sure to look up images of every place mentioned in the book while reading because that helps complete the experience.

Notify me of new comments via email. The much-vaunted heating of the truck is ineffectual. Please enter your name. There are some pages where the writing makes you stop and ponder. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.