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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All within the first six pages. A brilliantly written book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The novel was a bestseller in Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil and other vernacular languages.

View all 3 comments. Let not bother about the content of avarana, but if one compares aarana previous novels with this, dont you think Avarana is not upto the mark w.

I have gifted a few copies to some of my friends, and I’ll certainly gift this book to any girl in India I know, is going to marry a person practicing an another religion. He gives names of the historians of avraana era and as to what they recorded. Every citizen of India including Muslims also wants to Read this book Compulsory.

Book Review | Aavarana: The Veil

Translated from the Kannada by Sandeep Balakrishna, Rupa, pages, Rs Ironically, doubt is where the novel ostensibly begins. Angavastram or even a Dhoti would have been better Over all this is a great book to read, a must One of the best books I’ve read Bhyrappa, recently translated into English by Sandeep Balakrishna, therefore, is one of the few vaarana novels that deals with an explosive storyline in times where political correctness dominates the public discourse. His initial thanks in the book is to a Muslim sister and her family who had helped him understanding the religion.

Nothing has oppressed post WW2 world than the followers of Mao and Stalin. It definitely wouldn’t have happened but for the tolerant Hindu roots.


Also i have read great vedas to understand what is hinduism, i dont booj novels or documentaries to know about any religion. S L B is one of the best modern novelist which have his own style of narration which takes you all his books to real worldw Excellent story and Narration.

I did find the traces of previous novels in this one but thats an impression we get based on the common themes like a strong character [ usually a lady] a rural background and many other things.

And one must feel lucky with this book in one’s hands. The book digs deep into the definition of history, its effect on the present day, the role of religion and makes the reader wonder if the left is really secular and liberal as they project themselves to be.

While reading Avarana I had so many questions going inside my head. Local ingredients and sustainability are at the top of my list Instead of making New Year resolutions, dream The year of tinkering with genes The year the tigress died.

But is it a provocative read? A Study in Correlations, Baroda: He said that Bhyrappa was a debater who “doesn’t know what Hindu religion stands for” and “does not know how to write novels”.

We cherish Taj Mahal as a historical and our own monument. Bhyrappa has forever argued for relationships between communities to be based on a strong foundation of truth avraana than systemic misinformation.

India whose motto is satyamev jayate truth alone triumphs needs to trust its people, its culture and tolerant nature and should stop hiding the truth from itself.

Then we also get to see how intolerant a few people were and how they destroyed many places of worship. Pradeep’s Comment Hi, A nice review on Avarana, good to see your insight into the novel and you have covered all the essence of novel in this review. Ingredients for Main Dish: This is not just a run of the mill novel, it opens the readers mind to a wealth of information about the customspractices and lives of the Muslims of India.

Aavarana 9th edition of the novel, released 0n 31 May Shastri the progressive professor, Amir, the man who made a bpok of promises to Lakshmi and breaks them when she becomes Razia.


I must thank Sandeep Balakrishna for the wonderful translation of the book. Must read if you think you are better than average in kannada. Its about developing a brotherhood and not allowing bloodshed.

Writing in English is good move! Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. We either deny its existence or edit it out from the public eye. It is as if they are unable to see the evident truth that is in front of their eyes – which is what AvaraNa really is. Newer Post Older Post Home.

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This information should have been included in our history books. Must read for everybody. Like most of Bhyrappa’s novels, Aavarana too generated tremendous debate and discussion. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I will not go deep into the storyline or vaarana characters but all I want to say is th Aavarana – What a Brilliantly compelling, powerful novel this was!!!

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. It boldly unveils how History is moulded by the writers and propagandists to fulfill their own narrow interests.

The story moves through a recollection by Razia on the circumstances of her marriage and bopk conversion to Islam.


Please let me know if english translation is available? The Panchatantra is full of these, for example. The characters have a lot of depth and many layers. I also liked the way the characters were built, the way he avaranq a certain Mr.

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