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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. Aavarana: The Veil by S. L. Bhyrappa is a story of a free-spirited and rebellious young woman, Lakshmi, who marries the man she is deeply in love with. Amir. Aavarana – The Veil has ratings and reviews. Sravya said: The author does not shy away from controversy. But what’s incredible is that he gives.

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How did they handle the ones who were not following their customs? He is not the progressive and liberal person she thought he was.

No trivia or quizzes yet. On the other hand, the writer’s original posit that the Truth [3] needs to be told has connected with the readers that it has seen repeated reprintings. Interesting facts about Indian history and Islam religion is depicted in the novel. It makes you realise how our own history was distorted. Poses pertinent and sensitive questions from India’s history of sultanate rule. ths

Book Review | Aavarana: The Veil

He said that Bhyrappa was a debater who “doesn’t know what Hindu religion stands for” and “does not know how to write novels”. Such connections are lazy, convenient and often wrong. A very thought provoking read which meshed up the past and the present and the ever going feud between religions. I have to warn, the above mentioned symptoms relate only to an Indian reader though it might as well apply to others. Feb 28, Jyothi Sunnadkal rated it really liked it.


Aavarana – The Veil by S.L. Bhyrappa (3 star ratings)

Quickly, viel twenty pages into the book, I forgot that it was a translation. If I am not wrong we would have read a few paragraphs about Harihara and Bukka and then a paragraph or two about Sri Krishnadeva raya.

Aavarana – The Aavzrana by S. 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!!! This book is a must must read.

It gives a very strong perspective on history especially the destruction of the Kashi Vishwanath temple orderd by Aurangzeb. For those familiar with material on the Internet, the information may not be novel.

On the one hand, the underlying political agenda is what shapes the narrative and the plot; on the other, the fiction writer’s dharma is to make his or her characters realistic and believable as actors and speakers.

I will not go deep into the storyline or the characters but all I want to say is this novel is worth reading if you can take the harsh reality of our history with no sugarcoating. While the disturbing sights keep coming to hera very bad news awaits her back home.

I could not put the book down once I picked it up. But one could never be sure what happens in future with this book in a land that has forsaken the likes of Rushdie. Especially the sub story of the young prince who looses his masculinity. This sets her off on a personal journey into India’s history to uncover the many layers of religion, caste and creed.

But it is also self-serving, divisive and short-sighted, if not wilfully blind to the pitfalls of chest-thumping majoritarianism. I am fed up with debates and discussions on Aavarana.


Sat, Jun 14 However, if anyone has doubts about the facts can refer to the books I have listed in my book. Her research finds expression in a novel-within-a-novel, in which a handsome Rajput prince is captured, converted, sodomized and eventually castrated by Muslim invaders — nothing understated about the allegory there — before reuniting, improbably, with his wife and children, after bearing witness to the Aurangzeb-ordered destruction of the Kashi Vishwanath temple.

As a fact the usage of Kannada in the novel is very pathetic, it would be better if the author wrote the novel in sanskrit or english. The unique position of the writer of political fiction is to combine these two facets—that is, to make the characters sound believable when they act and speak in accordance with the political agenda.

Sandeep Kumar rated it liked it Dec 23, Author doesn’t try to be politically correct and hide facts.

ಆವರಣ [Aavarana] by S.L. Bhyrappa

A thorough reasearch by Aavarans on India’s brief period of history. The author shows no mercy on the reader. Out of my interest, I have studied history and my findings have resulted in a creative piece of work. At the same time he doesn’t make any false accusations.

Oct 28, Shivaswaroop HP rated it it was amazing.

View all 3 comments. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. His works have run into numerous reprints, and have been the subject of numerous scholarly beil, as well as heated public debates.