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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Vaishnavi rated it liked it Aug 16, Shreyas Lokkur rated it liked it May 19, He has penned 24 novels and four volumes of literary criticism and books on aesthetics, social issues and culture.

Aavarana – The Veil

Jagadeesh Mavinahalli Not yet available in Telugu. The literature is amazing – novel within a novel concept. My Second Innings by Shanti Bhushan. After all his novels get sold out even before their release. I am not adept enough to add on to the history of India, the Mughal Empire or the smaller sultanates and provincial rulers. I liked it all. I will not go deep into the storyline or the characters but all I want to aqvarana is this novel is worth reading if you can take the harsh reality of our history with no sugarcoating.

The book throws light on harsh truths of history that have been consciously hidden by the progressive intellectuals, in the interest of harmony. Aavrana is a compelling read, mainly due to its raw appeal that hits readers at appropriate places like a jolt. Loved the narration and therefore I believe the translation must be top class. Lakshmi, a rebellious, free-spirited and intelligent film-maker, breaks ties with her staunchly Gandhian father to marry Amir, the man she loves.


As a fact the usage of A good entertaining novel. He said that Bhyrappa was a debater aacarana “doesn’t know what Hindu religion stands for” and “does not know how to write novels”. The ease with which the story shifts back and forth in time is excellent. A Journey Derailed by Kapil Sibal. Transformative Ideas for India by Amitabh Kant.

Firstly, I wanted to know why SL Bhyrappa wanted to write a novel about Indian history with such harsh truth veio brutality with no flowery prose or fear of critics.

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This book also shows how the Marxist historians run the ecosystem and anyone who keeps opposite views is hounded. Aavarana – The Veil by S.

Aug 08, Prashanth Vaidyaraj rated it it was amazing.

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Aavarana means enveloping or covering something. Hungry Gods by Richa Lakhera. Indeed, I have read some of the references that Bhyrappa cleverly inserted in the narrative. This is not against anyone or any religion, it speaks about an unbiased narration of history and acknowledging the mistakes and wrong doings of the past. The Veil raises pertinent and searching questions about religion, liberalism and identity, and highlights the importance of unshackling oneself from the bonds of false knowledge.

Rebound by Sanil Sachar. I leave it to bilingual Kannada and English speakers to decide on this question. Through the works of Lakshmi’s father, we are told the story of a war slave, Khwaja Jaan, originally a Rajput prince during the Mughal rule in India.


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.

Travelling has been his paasion since childhood and he has travelled across the globe touching the glaciers of poles, forests of Amazon, deserts of Africa, bustling cities of Europe and the United States. While the disturbing sights keep coming to hera very bad news awaits her back home.

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What is the name of the book? Rakesh rated it liked it Oct 22, This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Interesting facts about Indian history and Islam religion is depicted in the novel.

Her beil 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.

Siding towards a four, but a couple of things in the book annoyed me to no end. He made me, even if it was just for I read the English translation. Do read the book. Aavarans 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 that portrays the Mughals and Aurangzeb in particular as benevolent and secular.