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Hindu have strong believes in the
religions thosands of pilgrims visit
different holy places .
 Vikram...
About the author
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Biography of Vikram Seth

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Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist,
child...
When he reaches Pashupatinath he
find that there is lot of crowd and utter
confusion .
 He sees a sign in front of the te...
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The author sees the washer women on
the bank of the river and people bathing
and performing different rituals.
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Next he visited baudhnath shrine were he find a
sense of stillness
Around the temple on the road he found small shops
of t...
The author fine that Baudhnath shrine is a
haven of quietness in the busy street of
kathmandu.
Busy street of Kathmandu
He passes his time roaming on the
narrow and busy street.
 He sees fruit seller, flute seller,
h...
He becomes tired and decided to go
back home and return to his hotel.
 A flute seller catches his attention due
to his ca...
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  1. 1. Before you proceed Hindu have strong believes in the religions thosands of pilgrims visit different holy places .  Vikram Seth likes to travel different places and is fascinated by the pepole and the atmosphere of the holy place.  Let us read the travelogue an extract taken from Heaven Lake by vikram seth. 
  2. 2. About the author  Biography of Vikram Seth  Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist. Vikram Seth was born to Leila and Prem Seth in Kolkata ON 20 JUNE 1952. His family lived in many cities including the Bata Shoe Company town of Batanagar, Danapur near Patna, and in London. .He spent part of his youth in London but returned to his homeland in 1957. After receiving primary and commencing secondary education at the Doon School in Dehradun in India, Seth returned to England to Tonbridge School. Travel writing: From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet His travel book From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet (1983) was his first popular success and won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award.  Vikram Seth's Novels The Golden Gate (1986) A Suitable Boy (1993) Equal Music (1999) A Suitable Girl (2013) An
  3. 3. When he reaches Pashupatinath he find that there is lot of crowd and utter confusion .  He sees a sign in front of the temple which proclaims Entrance for the Hindus only.  the devotees and the Westners are struggling to enter inside the temple. 
  4. 4.     The author sees the washer women on the bank of the river and people bathing and performing different rituals. People cremating dead bodies on the banks of river Bagmati. he hears the sound of Monkeys, fighting and jumping on the Shivlingas of Pasupatinath. He comes to know the belief of the people about the end of the evil period of kaliyug.
  5. 5. Next he visited baudhnath shrine were he find a sense of stillness Around the temple on the road he found small shops of tibetan immigrants sellings felt bags, silver jewelleries etc.
  6. 6. The author fine that Baudhnath shrine is a haven of quietness in the busy street of kathmandu.
  7. 7. Busy street of Kathmandu He passes his time roaming on the narrow and busy street.  He sees fruit seller, flute seller, hawkers shop selling western cosmetics, film rolls, copper utensils, chocolates and Nepalese antiques.  The street seems to him noisiest due to the film songs blare of the loud speakers traffic horns lows of the cows and the vendors shout. 
  8. 8. He becomes tired and decided to go back home and return to his hotel.  A flute seller catches his attention due to his carefree style of selling flutes.  He comes to know about the different flutes of the worlds which unites all in a one single thread of universality.  The author is deeply affected by the phrases on the bansuri. 

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