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5 Aug This is not a book based “only” on emotional rhetoric or some serious research . While reading Avarana I had so many questions going inside my head. Firstly. 14 Jun 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. Read Aavarana The Veil book reviews & author details and more at Avarana was a fantastic read for me who is a product or a victim of the history.

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Aavarana was sold out even before its release in February Aavarana – What a Brilliantly compelling, powerful novel this was!!! My head bows down to S.

Ingredients for Side Dishes: This novel demolishes this myth through the protagonists eyes with ample proofs from historical records and several historians. I could not put the book down once I picked it up. We either deny its existence or edit it out from the public eye. One of the best of S. Angavastram or even a Dhoti would have been better Over all this is a great book to read, a must read that is not just a good novel but one that doubles up as a super history book.

I invite our great U. Yet, after assessing the site for a day, Razia is silent, while Amir is clueless about her reasons. Aavarana is a thought provoking and compelling read. At times, I could see the strain in the narrative where it seems to tend toward a judgement, but the author masters the art of expertly maneuvering it to maintain the open-endedness of the novel.

Amir, her husband, requests she convert to Islam, and she reluctantly agrees. Then we also get to see how intolerant a few people were and how they destroyed many places of worship.

Book Review | Aavarana: The Veil

Quickly, about twenty pages boook the book, I forgot that it was a translation. This page was last edited on 29 Septemberat Aavarana does not show any sympathy to reader and is more like an assault on the reader with very thought-provoking and compelling arguments that make a reader think. However, truth has a nasty way of showing up despite all veils of lies, misinformation, narratives and propaganda. Jan 29, Avaarna rated it it was amazing Shelves: An example of such bool 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.


Here is when the author’s politically incorrect storytelling commences.

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Excellent story and Narration. Want to Read saving…. However, truth has a nasty way of showing up despite all avaranw of li Though the author must be lauded for his scholarship and style, both mighty impressive, what captures one’s mind is his intellectual integrity and courage. Though there was so many opposing to this book, truth of what had happened those days will never fade.

ಆವರಣ [Aavarana] by S.L. Bhyrappa

What avagana sees in Hampi disturbs her, little does she know that these were the first ripples of the ocean she is about to cross. So as soon as I finished the novel I searched for the details and came across the below article.

One of Bhyrappa’s best books. It takes no prisoners, offers no room for dissent or doubt. Jan 12, Dharesh Nagond rated it it was amazing Shelves: There were few instances when I couldn’t continue reading and had to just stop. What is the name of the book? 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.


It is a resource, most of all, for living intelligently. While the glib liberal serves as a counterpoint to the questing Razia, the others — like Amir — are mean-minded caricatures drawn in to emphasize the agenda. Consequently, his characters are deeply rooted in Indian soil. Though major portion of the story involves history, t Why would anyone write a book like this? It reveals a whole journey of India under rule of outsides, their sufferings, changes to lifestyle, culture, administration of natives.

Great work by Sandeep in translation.

Her visit to the ruins of Hampi for a documentary churns her thinking and questions the ideology she believes in. This book just tells the truth. Aavarana’s agenda is to restore truth, at all costs. But this Byrappa is not that educated they believe since he is not a foreign returned lapsed intellectual and his novels will have vast knowledge-base, great moral content and in-depth research.

The description of demolishing of the temples, treatment of war slaves, tax system which was imposed on non believers is just painful. The act of concealing truth in Sanskrit is called “Aavarana” while the act of projecting lies is known as “vikshepa”.

It is because you know why? Do read the book. However, if anyone has doubts about the facts can refer to the books I have listed in my book. 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.

One detailed review and discussion is here: Yes, at the end of the book you see a list of 59 books that Lakshmi aka Razia refers to.