The second historical novel by celebrated Kannada author S.L. Bhyrappa, .. Avarana was a fantastic read for me who is a product or a victim of the history. AVARANA -Three Reviews of pa’s famous novel on Jihadi destructions in India. – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for. 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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He kept the narrative in simple plain English and ensured that the book is easy to read.

Book Review | Aavarana: The Veil

According to the author, the book is the result of his search for true history. The characters are normal people but for the authors ability to dwell deep and project an unbiased but unacceptable reactions when faced with truth and ideological questions.

And she finds out that although the Indian society has come a long way over the centuries, it still remains as rigid as before. In the book itself long list of references are given and as such the incidences quoted in the novel can not be attributed to the author.

ಆವರಣ [Aavarana]

Aft Byrappa have lot of rivals in kannada literature. He has served as a Prof. Not out of spite, but because it holds some valuable lessons to every one involved in an inter-religion marriage.

Aavarana was sold out even before its release in February But even after being that, last book of Anantha was sold for copies. Well, once we begin to read history are we sure that we are reading the correct version of it. However, truth has a nasty way of showing up despite all veils of lies, misinformation, narratives and propaganda.


Our inability to 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. I can’t even imagine what he must be going through on a daily basis, simply because he believes in Satyam Shivam Sundaram. 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.

He made me, even if it was just for I read the English translation. After that, we can discuss further. 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. Both of these can be found in AvaraNa as well. Shastri is the one who persuades Lakshmi to take up Islam as an act of rebellion against “oppressive Hinduism”.

See all 35 reviews. We need to learn from the history and live more tolerantly than ever. It is also pertinent to note that the author anticipated the criticism that the book would receive and has worked in the book, the reasons why books and criticisms should not be banned or suppressed.

ಆವರಣ [Aavarana] by S.L. Bhyrappa

I wonder why this is never taught in our History books despite having documented evidence of the facts. Hardcover24th Editionpages.

Crude oil prices to direct sugar prices in Hats off to S. The novel reiterates “if we don’t study history, it repeats”.

The matter that she avarxna in the books causes an epiphany in her. In these circumstances, seeking truth in textbooks or newspapers is an an exercise in futility, to say the least. 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. The standard Bhyrappa sets for all readers and writers is very high.


Even before this book was formally released, eager readers awaiting Bhyrappa’s latest novel bought all copies from book stores leaving people like me without the latest book. But, as a result of that review, this book has become famous in non-Kannada circles as well.

Interested in history of india. I am fed up with debates and discussions on Aavarana.

I will not go deep into the storyline or the characters but all I want to say is this novel is worth reading if you can take the harsh reality of our history with no sugarcoating. The parallel track, the imagery – for instance, that of a cow whose calf has avaranaa tied up elsewhere there are several other examples if one cares to read deeplythe language, the situations and the character development are all outstanding.

Is there a translation in Telugu? If u want to understand abt islam read quran which is an ultimate message to entire human being.

Aavarana was sold out even before its release in February In the mahAbhArata, duryodhana could see only bad people in this world.

Hi Nilagriva, I read this bood very recently – I really liked it for its accuracy and fact based approach rather than for its story telling ability – which is the trademark of SLB’s other novels which I’ve read.