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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The novel reiterates “if we don’t study history, it repeats”. It shows his action to speak the truth. But one could never be sure what happens in future with this book in a land that has forsaken the likes of Rushdie. The story moves through a recollection by Razia on the circumstances of her marriage and simultaneous conversion to Islam. Shastri is the one who persuades Lakshmi to take up Islam as an act of rebellion against “oppressive Hinduism”.

Bhhyrappa could not put the book down once I picked it up. Word to word avaranz point to point we can see the reality though not how we want to visualise it but in a factual way! Yet India has not only survived but thrived and as hitchens put it — there will always be an India.

Bhyrappa is a litterateur par excellence. S L B is one of the best modern novelist which have his own style of narration which takes you all his books to real worldel you encounter the character day to day basis.

But Lakshmi is not orthodox – she just goes back to her roots – the AvaraNa for her is lifted. Feb 21, Bhrappa Gopalakrishna rated it it was amazing.

An example of such convolution 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.


Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I respect your faith in Islam. It is because you know why? They say history is always written by winners and losers have no place in it. A shame on humanity. Aft Byrappa have lot of rivals in kannada literature. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. 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.

Learnt many things about Islam and in the process, learnt many similar harsh truths about other religions including my own. September 22, Sold by: We want more such literature revealing the atrocities of Islam on non Muslims all over the world. Interestingly, Sandeep Balakrishna, the “writer, columnist, translator, and recovering IT professional” who translated Aavarana from Kannada to English, heads IndiaFacts.

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But probably they were a necessity during those times for those people with those set of ambitions and goals. It makes you realise how our own history was distorted. Lakshmi, clouded by love and a heady socialist euphoria that prevailed in that age, does not pay much importance to her symbolic conversion to Islam. This writer is a hyppocrite, he does’nt know his own religion and writing about islam. Let me just say that the effort is like comparing apples to oranges.

Non-fiction material is wrapped with fictional characters to classify it as a work of fiction. It remains silent on the responsibility of the majority in a geography peopled by multiple religions and the implications of settling a medieval score avaranw the 21st century.

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As I read the novel In addition to his profound knowledge of Indian philosophical and cultural traditions, Professor Bhyrappa has since his childhood had intense personal experiences avarqna both rural and urban milieu. It comes off very well, I should say. I felt that the beauty of the enchanting narration makes the book truly a “masterpiece”.


I am sure, just like the character Razia, even Bhairappaji must have put years of effort studying those books mentioned in the novel and touring those mentioned parts of india.

ಆವರಣ [Aavarana]

It is apparent hhyrappa the very beginning that this is a lofty book that makes you question the nuances of religions you see around you. I will try not to give too many spoilers in this post – but AvaraNa is a book that can be read even if one knows its full gist. 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.

Refresh and try again. The perception is thought provoking and encourages discussions which could very well turn to arguments coz you’ll find several not agreeing with the facts or conclusions here Would look for more from the author.

Please let me know if english translation is available? Angavastram or even a Dhoti would have been better Over all this is a great book to read, a must One of the best books I’ve read But you see here in India, the banning of Sati, the untouchables in the mainstream, accepting and tolerating all other religions and living together.

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The Indian history has been a victim of vandalism by Leftist avxrana right from the time of India’s Independence from the British. No other recent book has been sold out as soon as this book. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Picked this on an impulse while travelling to Hampi, for I knew it has some relation with the place. I just finished reading it. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. This story avaarna the best part of AvaraNa and I won’t add any spoilers to that here.