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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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. It reveals a whole journey of India under rule of outsides, their sufferings, changes to lifestyle, culture, administration of natives.

It takes time to completely get to the grip of the teachings. View all 17 comments.

ಆವರಣ [Aavarana]

View all 4 comments. Supporting bibliography for all the views expressed. We must accept the past in its complete ugliness. As mentioned correctly in the book, “you can’t build a strong society on the foundation of untruth.

Also i bopk read great vedas to understand what is hinduism, i dont read novels or documentaries to know about any religion. It is entirely upto the reader’s mind to either accept it or reject it. The moment I got to know about Avarana being translated by Sandeep B, I went ahead and placed a preorder.


It touches upon many eras of Indian history, forcing you at times to do bookk own research before you proceed. Extensive research by the author, engaging narration and crisp translation are all positives. I read the English translation.

What does she do with the resources at her disposal? However, to further their agenda these historians have convoluted Indian history to portray a history of their choice than the truth. A Study in Correlations, Baroda: Bhyrappa has reiterated that something was written in his novel. And finally, I don’t know if any writer can escape this – but aavarana few characters and situations in AvaraNa seemed like callbacks to older works of Bhyrappa.

Thats a good review. It remains silent on the responsibility of the majority in a geography peopled by multiple religions and the implications of settling a medieval score in the 21st century. Must read for everybody. Primary objective of the novel is to get the history right. Much of the history of the Muslim conquest of India was already familiar to me, so initially I thought that this book was merely polemic. But is it a bkok read?

Book Review | Aavarana: The Veil – Livemint

A certain ruler was NOT secular and we must accept that. Not Enabled Word Wise: It comes off very bookk, I should say. Bhyrappa is widely regarded as the greatest living novelist in Kannada.


This book is a must must read. Her quest leads her to the many parallels in the narratives between the past and the present and she gradually finds that though much has changed in Indian society over the centuries, much remains the same.

Book Review | Aavarana: The Veil

It has list of reference which run Aavarana is a fictional novel, creative work by Bhyrappa taking into considerations of avwrana fact of India over past few centuries. Views Read Edit View history.

Byrappa pls Pls continue obok book and give a justice to Laksmi and to her Noval. Thank you for all your comments. As the author states, “The reader too shares an equal responsibility with the author in his quest for truth” So much for the democracy of our country which stands by the motto: Bearing children from a different male – just to ensure they have a legal heir is probably justified during those times and circumstances – and may be termed wrong during our times.

The good news is this – this book has not been avaranq as yet, and reading it is enjoyable, if not fun.