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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B is a great writer but the amount of research what he does before writting any novel is amazing. The story moves through a recollection by Razia on the circumstances of her marriage and simultaneous conversion to Islam.

Her father passes away and she visits her village in a long time. It reveals a whole journey of India under rule of outsides, their sufferings, changes to lifestyle, culture, administration of natives. This book also gives us great insights into slavery that existed in the times of Mughals, the eunuchs of the time and the way people were made into eunuchs to serve some specific needs of the kings.

What a brilliant book. The book beautifully presents how shallow any belief is unless it is backed by a thorough understanding of the truth behind it. In these circumstances, seeking truth in textbooks or newspapers is an an exercise in futility, to say the least. Is it in any way comparable with the mammoth reading you do about the invaders who came and controlled less than half of what the kings of Vijaynagara controlled.

How did they handle the ones who were not following their customs? Aavarana was sold out even before its release in February Amazon Xvarana Cloud storage from Amazon. Correct and wrongs are relative perceptions which do change over time. However, things change for the worse, and she discovers a different side to Amir.


The book is wonderfully informative and is cause for deep introspection.

This book came as a b’day gift from my wife and kids on Dec This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat I have to warn, the above mentioned symptoms relate only to an Indian reader though it might as well apply to others. This parallel track seems to be a continuation in the voice of ” sArtha ” – Bhyrappa’s earlier historical novel. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. I respect your faith in Islam. 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.

In more ways than one, the book is like an eye-opener which shatters many of our conceived notions that we have been fed with school history textbooks. Her father, a staunch Gandhian, does not like his daughter getting married to a Muslim and disowns her and several years pass. She then dissolves herself into the study of History to quell her curiosity regarding the veracity of various religious beliefs.

I read book more than Fifteen times. Needless to say this was one of the most controversial book ever written, however this novel went on to create a record in the Indian literary world by witnessing 10 reprints within five months of its release.


Also i have read great vedas to understand what is hinduism, i dont read novels or documentaries to know about any religion. This information should have been included in our history books. Even in india vaishnavites massacred shaivites for their political gain Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

It takes us into the annals of the history and introduces us to a totally different world where the Mughals lorded over this nation. Significantly, Lakshmi’s introspection is also prodded by the destruction of the controversial masjid at Ayodhya – which she comes to hear about. Its obvious that debate can be had with those who reason and not just follow. Writing in English is good move!


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Crude oil prices to direct sugar prices avaraha A piece about AvaraNa can never be complete without mention of Prof.

Her revolutionary agenda is defeated boook she reads and learns. My mom got me this book and said it’s an interesting one and one that created lot of debates. Nilagriva, Very nice review indeed – I am waiting to read the novel, which I am expecting to receive in the next couple of weeks! Sahitya BhandaraBalepet, Bangalore. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Shastri has the wonderful ability of reinterpreting any event of history in boo, communistic light – in terms of oppressors and the oppressed, much similar to that of several of our comrades. Her son, who is raised by her in-laws, has a complete Islamic upbringing. Translated from the Kannada by Sandeep Balakrishna, Rupa, pages, Rs Ironically, doubt is where the novel ostensibly begins.

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Most of Bhyrappa’s novels are based in and around a few districts of Karnataka or have characters that are from that region. I know now that I have moved away from the actual subject of discussion of this blog.

In my mind, this also shows that Bhyrappa is still an optimist. He makes sure that every word in his novel makes complete sense. Also, please draw a larger line to make other one shorter. The ease with which the story shifts back and forth in time is excellent. Sahitya Bhandara’s Bangalore number is The novel was a bestseller in Kannada, Gujarati, Avarrana and other vernacular languages. Discovering the Spirit of India. It has list of reference which run Aavarana is a fictional novel, creative work by Bhyrappa taking into considerations of historical fact of India over past few centuries.