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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If u want to understand abt islam read quran which is an ultimate message to entire human being. And finally, I don’t know if any writer can escape this – but a few characters and situations in AvaraNa seemed like callbacks to older works of Bhyrappa. I am not adept enough to add on to the history of India, the Mughal Empire or the smaller sultanates and provincial rulers.

People of our times look at these facts as raw and barbaric and are not able to digest it for its crude ness – just because the semantics of the society we live today [fortunately so] are different and term these methods as barbaric. The author Bhyrappa in his characteristic style makes the reader go with him on a journey, almost knowing exactly what the reader is thinking while reading the book.

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.

There is a layered story telling, present times and Mughal era. Avarsna in all a wonderful book, awesome message. Hence no need to hide the cruel truth. Bhyrappa is a story of a free-spirited and rebellious young woman, Vaarana, who marries the man she is deeply in love with.

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Let us accept that there is nothing like universal correct – which continues to remain correct during all times. The Indian history has been a victim of vandalism by Leftist historians right from the time of India’s Independence from the British. Another feature of his novels is the strong female character. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Just as unpleasant aspects of life and history such as untouchability could not be just wished away, the massive destruction, vandalism and pillage of temples in Bharath can avarans be just brushed away by invoking “secularism”.


She begins to read those even more and realizes that there has been a systematic pulling the wool over the eyes of society. I am sure I will read this one again in a few years, it is going in my permanent collection.

The story written by the protagonist is very brutal though. Sindhu – Thanks for defending Bhyrappa, though he really doesn’t need it. This page boik last edited on 26 Decemberat What is the name of the book?

Ultimately truth will triumph! All power hungry people used religions as their arsenals. After marriage, her troubles with the husband due to religious incompatibility slowly begin to grow. He feels that this is essential in order for him to get into the mind of the character and maintain realism at the same time. The author uses the technique of story inside a story to get his point across and that worked extremely well as far as the book is concerned.

But he definitely wants to discuss “minority-ism” in India.

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I have respect for all the religions. For after marriage, Amir takes his family’s side in trying to force her to follow the more rigorous tenets of qvarana faith.

Bhyrappa’s books a lot, even started reading a book written by him, in Kannada. As for the left wing — ignorance has never helped anybody said marx and the new India is all set to follow your leader on that note, after all the Indian DNA can never resist a good argument.

We, in fact Bhairappa himself will be open to learn things which are not known and accept if there are mistakes in his our understanding.

Retrieved 22 June View all 5 comments. If so kindly let me know the publisher info. One of the best books I’ve read Shastri has the wonderful ability of reinterpreting any event of history in that communistic light – in terms of oppressors and the oppressed, much similar to that of several of our comrades. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. His books have found their way to the curriculum of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses of the universities in the state of Karnataka, and have been the subject of about 20 PhD dissertations.


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Despite her father being completely against the marriage, she breaks ties with him and changes her name to Razia. There were few instances when I couldn’t continue reading and had to just stop. The good news is this – this book has not been banned as yet, and reading it is enjoyable, if not fun. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.

Initially there were moments where I wondered whether I should’ve picked the original in Kannada. Even the Avarana novel while unveiling the facts on Muslim invasion on our culture, also narrated the plight of Hindu rulers and some of their narrow mindedness.

I could not put the book down once I picked it up. Kudos to Sandeep for the translation as many people like me get to read this work.

Aug 08, Prashanth Vaidyaraj rated it it was amazing. 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.

Our inability avarsna digest such facts makes us get into a self-denial mode – this is a infact a good sign atleast we are not glorifying those methods in THESE days – though there is no need to get into such a mode.

Indeed, I have read some of the references that Bhyrappa cleverly insert I discovered Aavarana through the article Rending the veil of historical negationism in India on the IndiaFacts portal.

I respect your faith in Islam. But I was a bit disappointed with the avzrana as I felt it was finished abruptly and in rush!

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Yes, Hinduism and Hindu kingdoms too had and have power politics destroying the essence of common and simple life. Hi, Just finished reading the book [ got it couriered from india] and am so disappointed that it got over in only 2 days!!!

Mohammed ordered the execution of an entire Jewish tribe just because they were not ready to accept Islam.