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Aavarana (Kannada: ಆವರಣ) is a Kannada novel by one of the eminent novelists S.L. Bhyrappa. Aavarana means enveloping or covering something. The second historical novel by celebrated Kannada author S.L. Bhyrappa, translated . Avarana the veil is realistic non – romanticised portrayal of Hindu/ Muslim. AVARANA -Three Reviews of pa’s famous novel on Jihadi destructions in India. – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for.

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Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. This sets her off on a personal journey into India’s history to uncover the many layers of religion, caste and creed.

Allow me to think on something else”. I finished it in two days. She even agrees reluctantly to Amir’s request that she convert to Islam, as a formality and change her name to Razia.

Lastly, there is absolutely no doubt that such a gem of a nogel would have been limited to one state had it not been for the brilliant efforts of Sandeep Balakrishna. Though it is a fictional novel, must read book to any one who is interested in knowing history.

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. However, truth has a nasty way of showing up despite all veils of lies, misinformation, narratives and propaganda.

Picked this on an impulse while travelling to Hampi, for I knew it has some relation with the place. It is for the readers to decide.

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However, truth has a nasty way of showing up despite all veils of li Though the author must be novek for his scholarship and style, both mighty impressive, what captures one’s mind is his intellectual integrity and courage.


Book Review | Aavarana: The Veil

Bhyrappa has reiterated that something was written in his novel. Aavarana 9 th edition of the novel, released 0n 31 May The book beautifully presents how shallow any belief is unless it is backed by a thorough understanding of the truth behind it. Do read the book to know all that. Then we also get to see how intolerant a few nogel were and how they avaarana many places of worship.

Confusion grips you right from the start and the book leaves you nervous, ashamed, frustrated and clueless at the end. Humans have long used select passages of scriptures to justify anything and everything from violence to oppression, ignoring those very same scriptures that advocate love and inclusion and non-violence. This book is a must must read. Indeed, I have read some of the references that Bhyrappa cleverly insert I discovered Aavarana through the article Avaranx the veil of historical negationism in India on the IndiaFacts portal.

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Some day it will be made into a major movie avarnaa tv series. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. It takes us into the annals of the history and introduces us to a totally different world where the Mughals lorded over this nation. Aug 08, Prashanth Vaidyaraj rated it it was amazing. Learnt many things about Islam and in the process, learnt many similar harsh truths about other religions including my own.

It boldly unveils how History is moulded by the writers and propagandists to fulfill their own narrow interests. Despite her father being completely against the marriage, she breaks ties with him and changes her name to Razia.

ಆವರಣ [Aavarana] by S.L. Bhyrappa

Bhyrappa for giving us such a well-researched, well-versed novel on a sensitive and controversial subject like this, nkvel one cannot argue with the context of the novel because of the real bibliographical facts provided at the end of the book. In a literary career spanning over fifty years he has authored twenty-two novels, which have aavarana translated into most of the major Indian languages, including Urdu.


Temples did get destructed in an era and we must accept that. I will not go deep into the storyline or the characters but all I want to say is th Aavarana – What a Brilliantly compelling, powerful novel this was!!! Lists with This Book. They never said that nothing like the holocaust happened. A Study in Correlations, Baroda: The hard truths revealed will shake your conscience. I felt that the beauty of the enchanting narration makes the book truly a “masterpiece”. avaranq

Progressive secular Professor, Brahmin by birth, married to an English Christian lady. It throws a perspective on the history things we see today. I cherished every minute spent with itas well as the time spent with Lakshmi aka Razia the protagonist, who spent years to complete her fathers unfinished research work about Indian history to give it a shape and bring out the reality in the form of a fiction.

So as soon as I finished the novel I searched for the details and came across the below article. We get to realize that Mughal rule was not the paradise as it is widely touted to be, we also get to realize that many of the so called progressive people do have their own agenda, the Marxist historians of the country are exposed.

Author doesn’t try to be politically correct and hide facts.

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Lastly thanks a ton to Sandeep Balakrishna for such an excellent translation. She even agrees reluctantly to Amir’s request that she convert to Islam, as a formality and change her name to Razia.

He kept the narrative in simple acarana English and ensured that the book is easy to read. And she finds out that although Indian society has come a long way over the centuries, it still remains as rigid as before.