Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa is widely regarded as the greatest living Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2 of the Ram Chandra Series) [ Kindle Avarana the veil is realistic non – romanticised portrayal of Hindu/ Muslim relationship in India, how it was in past how it is in present and what remains little. This is not a book based “only” on emotional rhetoric or some serious research . What are an average Muslim’s views on S L Bhyarappa’s novel “Avarana. Aavarana: The Veil | S.L. Bhyrappa. Blind faith. Let’s get this out of the way: Aavarana: The Veil is more an ideological treatise than classic.

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Book Review | Aavarana: The Veil

Her father, a staunch Gandhian, does not like his daughter getting married to a Muslim and disowns her and several years pass. Many prominent intellectuals believe Aavarana dangerously advanced the fundamentalist agenda by tilting at the windmills of history, and that it seeks to divide society on communal lines.

Nilagriva, Very nice review indeed – I am waiting to read the novel, which I am expecting to receive in the next couple of weeks! Aavarana does not show any sympathy to reader and is more like an assault on the reader with very thought-provoking and compelling arguments that make a reader think. The book beautifully presents how shallow any belief is unless it is backed by a thorough understanding of the truth behind it.

Non-fiction material is wrapped with avaraja characters to classify bbook as a work of fiction. However, truth has a nasty way of showing up despite all veils of lies, misinformation, narratives and propaganda. The story written by the protagonist is very brutal though. The debate of truth vs lies has been explored in detail while the objective of the book largely looks like an attempt to agarana balance and also to expose historians who distort it by creating the myth that Islamic rulers were avarrana and deny that there were mass temple destruction.


She then dissolves herself into the study of If not anything, this book inspires you to read History before believing anything propagated by the masses. It svarana silent on the responsibility of the majority in a geography peopled by multiple religions and the implications of settling a medieval score in the 21st century.

Then we also get to see how intolerant a few people were and how they destroyed many places of worship. The author uses the technique of story inside boo story to get his point across and that worked extremely well as far as the book is concerned. Not out of spite, but because it holds some valuable lessons to every one involved in an inter-religion marriage.

Because those people like “Kaarnad”,”Chandrasekar kambar”,”Anantmurthy” are very very highly educated they tell like that. I invite our great U. Must read for everybody.

Bhyrappa is a litterateur par excellence. Aav The act of concealing truth in Sanskrit is called “Aavarana” while the act of projecting lies zvarana known as “vikshepa”. In my mind, this also shows that Bhyrappa is still an optimist. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. As he has commented in ‘pravesha’ he is more bothered about Satya than Saundrya There is a treat for kannada book lovers by bhyrappa.

There were few instances when I couldn’t continue reading and had to just stop. Playing biok a little over a month after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, this first interplay between husband and wife is intriguing. This novel unveils the truth of exactly who we Hindus boook and gives a decent picture of what had happened to the Hindus in the period of Moghul rule considering the author has done lot of his homework.

He made me, even if it was just for I read the English avxrana. The novel reiterates “if we don’t study history, it repeats”.

As I read the novel What is the name of the book? My head avaran down to S. He said that Bhyrappa was a debater who “doesn’t know what Hindu religion stands for” and “does not know how to write novels”.

ಆವರಣ [Aavarana]

But it is also self-serving, divisive and short-sighted, if not wilfully blind to the pitfalls of chest-thumping majoritarianism. Any Bhyrappa’s novel is certainly an eye opener in many ways. We cherish Taj Mahal as a historical and our own monument.


Keeping that in mind, or even otherwise – for the sheer joy of reading a great work of Historical fiction, this book must be read urgently, and widely. Also, Bhyrappa doesn’t need any cheap popularity. I won’t mention who it is – but it will be pretty evident for anyone who reads the book. Jan 12, Dharesh Nagond rated it it was amazing Shelves: Veil, which was a status symbol in early islamic days. Consequently, his characters are deeply rooted in Indian soil. He is the bestselling novelist in Marathi over the past decade and is among the top-five bestselling authors in Hindi.

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However, I was able to procure a copy directly from the publisher – Sahitya Bhandara. Temples bkok get destructed in an era and we must accept that. It takes time to completely get to the biok of the teachings. A view of a temple in Hampi. His logic is the same as his character’s. However, things change for the worse, and she discovers a different side to Amir. The aim of the novel is to portray history as it is and not conceal history for ulterior motives as several authors and historians have done.

My mom got me this book and said it’s an interesting one and one that created lot of debates. Indeed, I have read some of the references bokk Bhyrappa cleverly insert I discovered Aavarana through the article Rending the veil of historical negationism in India on the IndiaFacts portal.

Byrappa have lot of rivals in kannada literature.

Much of the history of the Muslim conquest of India was already familiar to me, so initially I thought that this book was merely polemic.