Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa is widely regarded as the greatest living Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2 of the Ram Chandra Series) [ Kindle Avarana the veil is realistic non – romanticised portrayal of Hindu/ Muslim relationship in India, how it was in past how it is in present and what remains little. This is not a book based “only” on emotional rhetoric or some serious research . What are an average Muslim’s views on S L Bhyarappa’s novel “Avarana. 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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People of our times look at these facts as raw and barbaric and are not able to digest it for its crude ness – just because the semantics of the society we live today [fortunately so] are different and term these methods as barbaric.

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. But what has happened to the Bamion Buddhas in the recent past.?

There is a layered story telling, present times and Mughal era. No one likes to admit that their religion has an unpleasant past or an unpleasant passage in its holy book. Archived from the original on And great confusion carries till date!!! Shastri the progressive professor, Amir, the man who made a lot of promises to Lakshmi and breaks them when she becomes Razia.


The original Kannada book was an exceptional bestseller. The novel reiterates “if we don’t study history, it repeats”. Even in india vaishnavites massacred shaivites for their political gain Byrappa have lot of rivals in kannada literature. View all 4 comments. This is more than just a novel. This book stands apart with its irrefutable evidences and primary sources to support the historical facts stated. But we can totally agree about in putting right effort to get it right in the right direction.

The Panchatantra is full of these, for example. There is no doubt, abrahamic religions like islam, weren’t propogated peacefully through the Indian sub-continent during medival period.

Ultimately truth will triumph!

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I thoroughly enjoyed the critical thinking and the research that went into writing this book. While I agree that AvaraNa is not Bhyrappa’s greatest novel, it is not certainly a propaganda piece. Aavarana – What a Brilliantly compelling, powerful novel this was!!!

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. One of the greatest novels I have ever read! 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. This book is probably the most controversial that Bhyrappa has written. While reading Avarana I had so many questions going inside my head.

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He made me, even if it was just for a few days, question everything I’ve been taught. This is similar to the spirit in which he wrote against Girish Karnad’s glorification of Tipu Sultan as a national hero. Even i avaranna write against hinduism and can earn popularity by creating such characters.

Initially there were moments where I wondered whether I should’ve picked the original in Kannada. Translated from the Kannada by Sandeep Balakrishna, Rupa, pages, Rs Ironically, doubt is where the novel ostensibly begins.


He has even beautifully brought up the emotions of the other people boook their tolerance level in the village. A boook of a temple in Hampi.

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I would like to see what you specifically don’t like about the representation of Islam in AvaraNa. Learnt many things about Islam and in the process, learnt many similar harsh truths aavarana other religions bolk my own. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Though Islam has come in for rough treatment, to put it mildly, there are some parts that cause a person to pause and think for a while. View all 3 comments. Sindhu – Thanks for defending Bhyrappa, though he really doesn’t need it.

Which is the sub-plot novel of this novel which talks about the accurate history. My mom got me this book avarrana said it’s an interesting one and one that created lot of debates. The moment I got to know about Avarana being translated by Sandeep B, I went ahead and placed a preorder.

There were few instances when I couldn’t continue reading and had to just stop. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Avafana has reiterated that something was written in his novel. This sets Lakshmi on a journey to uncover India’s history of religion, caste, and creed.

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