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. Aavarana: The Veil by S. L. Bhyrappa is a story of a free-spirited and rebellious young woman, Lakshmi, who marries the man she is deeply in love with. Amir. Aavarana – The Veil has ratings and reviews. Sravya said: The author does not shy away from controversy. But what’s incredible is that he gives.

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However, she is shocked to discover that her husband is not the open-minded, progressive individual he claimed to be.

In a literary career spanning over fifty years he has authored twenty-two novels, which have been translated into most of the major Indian languages, including Urdu. Political fiction is hard to write. Nov 01, Kanika rated it it was amazing.

vril Tejaswi rated it liked it Jan 15, But one could never be sure what happens in future with this book in a land that has forsaken the likes of Rushdie. What is the name of the book? This book came as a b’day gift from my wife and kids on Dec Most of his novels are translated into almost all the Indian languages and six into English.

The Veil raises pertinent and searching questions about religion, liberalism and identity, and highlights the ceil of unshackling oneself from the bonds of false knowledge. The Indian aavvarana has been a victim of vwil by Leftist historians right from the time rhe India’s Independence from the British. One ought read the book for this. The ease with which the story shifts back and forth in time is excellent.

If not anything, this book inspires you savarana read History before believing anything propagated by the masses. Bhyrappa for giving us such a well-researched, well-versed novel on a sensitive and controversial subject like this, where veip cannot argue with the context of the novel because of the real bibliographical facts provided at the end of the book.

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. Lakshmi, a rebellious, free-spirited and intelligent film-maker, breaks ties with aagarana staunchly Gandhian father to marry Amir, the man she loves.


Bhairappa has given a fine message through this novel, but only annoying thing which I found in this novel was he leaves the story incomplete for all the characters. May 21, Jaihanuman Hk 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 aavaarna 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. This was one of the first Kannada translations of the author. All within the first six pages.

This review is for the English version translated really well by Sandeep Balakrishna. It takes us into the annals of the history and introduces us to a totally different world where the Mughals lorded over this nation. Sadly this what we see even in the present times, how the humanities space is taken over by people who believe in a certain kind of an ideology and anyone who has counter views is not welcome.

Bhairappa has given us a list of books at the end which proves his point. The main female character, Lakshmi or Razia’s historical fiction is captivating and I did feel the need to dig deeper into the history o I have mixed feelings about this book.

Aavarana – The Veil by S.L. Bhyrappa (3 star ratings)

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. She then dissolves herself into the study of If not anything, this book inspires you to read History before believing anything propagated by the masses. But the problem I faced in reading this novel was how aavarama the characters seemed at times.

It is a love marriage. He has penned 24 novels and four volumes geil literary criticism and books on aesthetics, social issues and culture. Why lies have pervaded Indian History writing? This is a classic piece of literature which is a must read for non-bookreadrs too. He is a conscious artist that depicts fundamental human emotions in his novels. We must acc The act of concealing truth in Sanskrit is called “Aavarana”!!!.


Aavarana – The Veil

It touches upon many eras of Indian history, forcing you at times to do your own research before you proceed. I aavarqna recommend the book to all the history lovers and to people who love reading fiction and I am sure they would love the gripping story. According to the author, the book is the result of his search for true history. If I am not wrong we would have read a few paragraphs about Harihara and Bukka and then a paragraph or two about Sri Krishnadeva raya.

Dr Bhyrappa is an avid listener of both Indian and Western classical music and has a keen eye for Art. My Hanuman Chalisa by Devdutt Pattanaik.

My head bows down to S. Influencer-in-Chief by Kingshuk Nag. This is not your typical novel where you can sympathize with the characters. Aavarana means enveloping or covering something. He is the bestselling novelist in Marathi over the past decade and is among the top-five bestselling authors in Hindi.

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.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A thorough reasearch by SLB on India’s brief period of history. Aavarana is a thought provoking and compelling read. Sat, Jun 14 By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

This is not just a run of the mill novel, it opens the readers mind to a wealth of information about the customspractices and lives of the Muslims of India.