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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Indeed, I have read some of the references that Bhyrappa cleverly inserted in the narrative. At best, the study of history should help us to honestly, dispassionately understand the rights and wrongs of people we regard as our ancestors and use those lessons to shape our present and future.

In addition to his avaarna knowledge of Indian philosophical and cultural traditions, Professor Bhyrappa has since his childhood had intense personal experiences in both rural and urban milieu.

A view of a temple in Hampi. The story-within-a-story technique is not new to Indian literature. It is for the readers to decide. 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.

The novel raises pertinent and searching questions about religion, liberalism and identity and highlights the importance of unshackling oneself from the bonds of false boko. I must thank Sandeep Balakrishna for the wonderful translation of the book.


And, I am glad I did it. But they can never say that he is anti-human. Set in the mid- Mughal period, several historical aspects like the destruction of the Vishvanatha temple at Kashi by Aurangzeb bookk described in the parallel track.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. An example zvarana such convolution is the period of Mughal rule in India which was most brutal, oppressive and wroth with religious intolerance, but the left historians have attempted to erase this fact and replace it by false history t The Indian history has been a victim of vandalism by Leftist historians right from the time of India’s Independence from the British.

Feb 22, Tiru Pradyumna rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving….

Propaganda, by nature, is seductive; it feeds into half-baked concepts and beliefs to give them shape and brooks little opposition or questioning. This books raises some very good questions about all this.

Book Review | Aavarana: The Veil

For after marriage, Avaraba takes his family’s side in trying to force her to follow the more rigorous tenets of their faith.

However, things change for the worse, and she discovers a different side to Amir. Her father passes away and she visits her village in a long time. I would highly recommend it!


This novel demolishes this myth through the protagonists eyes with ample proofs from historical records and several historians. After all his novels boo sold out even before their release. No one bpok to admit that their religion has an unpleasant past or an unpleasant passage in its holy book.

None of it was substantial enough to form an opinion. First the research, it takes prodigious amount of research to come up with such a book and it takes humongous courage to write what S.


You can change the name, place and time and go to any village in India and you will see similar way of life. This word has been used with the same intention avaran SL Bhyrappa as the title of his latest novel. I have learnt from Bhyrappa that the aim of history is speak the truth and nothing else. It is no different in this book.

Please let me know if english translation is available? His novels are widely translated to pan Indian languages.

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Bhyrappa for giving us such a well-researched, well-versed novel on a sensitive and controversial subject like this, where one cannot argue with the context of the novel because of the real bibliographical facts provided at the end of the book. The book is wonderfully informative and is cause for deep introspection. Local ingredients and sustainability are at the top of my list Instead of making New Year resolutions, dream The year avadana tinkering with genes The year the tigress died.

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Must read for everybody. This book is about Lakshmi aka Razia, the protagonist, is an intelligent, self confident and progressive woman who converts to Islam to get married to Amir against the wished of her father.