Aavarana (Kannada: ಆವರಣ) is a Kannada novel by one of the eminent novelists S.L. Bhyrappa. Aavarana means enveloping or covering something. The second historical novel by celebrated Kannada author S.L. Bhyrappa, translated . Avarana the veil is realistic non – romanticised portrayal of Hindu/ Muslim. 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.

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I wonder why this is never taught in our History books despite having documented evidence of the facts. It shows how the truth has been desperately veiled by politically motivated historians and the extent of the distortions.

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The book is by no inch a pro-hindu or anti-islam as some of its critic have claimed, but merely puts up the beautiful question of — Can nationalism be strengthened by projecting historical lies. He is a conscious artist that depicts fundamental human emotions in his novels.

In someway i think the rivals are correct. About the Author Dr. His books have found their way avsrana the curriculum of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses of the universities in the state of Karnataka, and avvarana been the subject of about 20 PhD dissertations. Rupa Publications March 12, Language: So acarana soon as I finished the novel I searched for the details and came across the below article.

Return to Book Page. Read more Read less. Well, once we begin to read history are we sure that we are reading the correct version of it. Refresh and try again. Xvarana say history is always written by winners and losers have no place in it. S L B is one of the best modern novelist which have his own noveel of narration which takes you all his books to real worldw Excellent story and Narration.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. My mom got me this book and said it’s an interesting one and one that created lot of debates. This book only goes on to strengthen how tolerant and accepting an Indian culture is and how well the world has exploited it. Jan 12, Subramanyam K.


Aft Byrappa have lot of rivals in kannada literature. Outstanding, engaging, incredibly stimulating intellectually as well as morally. The novel raises pertinent and searching questions about religion, liberalism and identity and highlights the importance of unshackling oneself from the bonds of false knowledge.

I must thank Sandeep Balakrishna for the wonderful translation of the book. Aavarana was sold out even before its release in February Ananthmurthy sir to tell it. There is a layered story telling, story within a story, of a war slave during the Mughal rule. One of the greatest novels I have ever read! This sets her off on a personal journey into India’s history to uncover the many layers of religion, avaeana and creed.

ಆವರಣ [Aavarana] by S.L. Bhyrappa

At best, the study of history avvarana 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 and future. Aav The act of concealing truth in Sanskrit is called “Aavarana” while the act of projecting avqrana is known as “vikshepa”.

I could not put the book down once I picked it up. Aavarana is a fictional novel, creative work by Bhyrappa taking into considerations of historical fact of India over past few centuries. It takes no prisoners, offers no room for dissent or doubt. Despite her father being completely against the marriage, she breaks ties with him and changes her name to Razia.

While the story runs between the two eras Mughal era and the present timesone cannot help but notice jovel irony that not much has changed. This book stands apart with its irrefutable evidences and primary sources to support the historical facts stated.

A lot has been said about the ideological nature of the book, but it is meritorious purely as a novel. What does she do with the resources at her disposal?

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Indeed, I have read some of the references that Bhyrappa cleverly inserted in the narrative. Aavarana was a fantastic read for me who is npvel product or a victim of the history distorted by marxists.


Customers who bought this item also bought. Little did I know then that he was a prolific writer held in high regard by Kannadigas and other Indians. If I am not wrong we would avxrana read a few paragraphs about Harihara and Bukka and then a paragraph or two about Sri Krishnadeva raya. Non-fiction material is wrapped with fictional characters to classify it as a work of fiction. The author shows no mercy on the reader.

The book might be called a veil but it avaranw actually unveiling of something very very complex. In more ways than one, the book is like an eye-opener which shatters many of our conceived notions that we have been fed with avaranz history avarqna. Her research finds expression in a novel-within-a-novel, in which a handsome Rajput prince is captured, converted, sodomized and eventually castrated by Muslim invaders — nothing understated about the allegory there — before reuniting, improbably, with his wife and children, after bearing witness to the Aurangzeb-ordered destruction of the Kashi Vishwanath temple.

Bhyrappa is widely regarded as the greatest living novelist in Kannada. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Initially there were moments where I wondered whether I should’ve picked the original in Kannada.

ಆವರಣ [Aavarana]

The story revolves around the life of Lakshmi, a revolutionary Hindu woman who converts to Islam in order to marry her Beau only to realise that the conversion wasn’t a mere sham but an imposition on her to follow the tenets strictly. The Indian history has been a victim of vandalism by Leftist historians right from the novdl of India’s Avwrana from the British. As mentioned correctly in the book, “you can’t build a strong society on the foundation of untruth.