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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The act of concealing truth in Sanskrit is called “Aavarana” while the act of projecting lies is known as “vikshepa”. Oneindia Kannada in Kannada.

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Mar 16, Akshay rated it it was amazing. Poses pertinent and sensitive questions from India’s history of sultanate rule.

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. Every religion also has deeply uplifting ideas and thoughts that help us become better human beings. Propaganda, by nature, is seductive; it feeds into half-baked concepts and beliefs to give them shape and brooks little opposition or questioning.

It touches upon many eras of Indian history, forcing you at times to do your own research before you proceed. This book should be a textbook and should be made a compulsary read. There is a layered story telling, present times and Mughal era.

Lists with This Book. Humans have long used select passages of scriptures to justify anything and everything from violence aavaraa oppression, ignoring those very same scriptures that advocate love and inclusion and non-violence.



This is a book that just wants to hit you with the past, and that it does. Aavarana stirred a major controversy in Tthe. Aavarana does not show any sympathy to reader and is more like an assault on the reader with very thought-provoking and compelling arguments that make a reader think.

But Byrappa does lot of yhe, with hard evidence for his logic to be proved. The novel was a bestseller in Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil and other vernacular languages. This was one of the first Kannada translations of the author. This books questions the way we are taught history and rebels against sugar-coating history to make it politically correct.

This review is for the English version translated really well by Sandeep Balakrishna. Khushwant Singh on Humour: Shreyas Lokkur rated it liked it May 19, I would highly recommend it! The novel went on to create a record in the I Aavarana Kannada: Retrieved 22 June Great work by Sandeep in translation.

I am fed up with debates and discussions on Aavarana. As the author states, “The reader too shares an equal responsibility with the author in his quest for truth” So much for the democracy of our country which stands by the motto: He writes in the south Indian aavaeana, Kannada, and has been the bestselling novelist for over 25 years now.

For after marriage, Amir takes his family’s side in trying to force her to follow the more rigorous tenets of their faith. Refresh and try again.


Seminars have been and are being held on his novels, and volumes of literary criticism have been published on his works. I have to warn, the above mentioned symptoms relate vei, to an Indian reader though it might as well apply to others. Here is when the author’s politically incorrect storytelling commences.

Yet India has not only survived but thrived and as hitchens put it — there will always be an India. This novel deals with the historical period in Indian history when the Mogul Emperor Aurangzeb ruled most part of India.

Though it is a fictional novel, must read book to any one who is interested in knowing history. At best, the study of history should help us to honestly, dispassionately understand the rights and wrongs of people we regard as our ancestors and use those lessons to shape our present awvarana future.

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Bhyrappa has reiterated that something was written in his novel. This book just tells the truth. But I was taken by surprise for it turned out to be way more than Hampi. I am sure I will read this one again in a few years, it is going in my perma It is apparent from the very beginning that this is a lofty book that makes you question the nuances of religions you aavaeana around you.

B Argumentative, Thought Inducing, Opinionated