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5 Aug This is not a book based “only” on emotional rhetoric or some serious research . While reading Avarana I had so many questions going inside my head. Firstly. 14 Jun 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. Read Aavarana The Veil book reviews & author details and more at Avarana was a fantastic read for me who is a product or a victim of the history.

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The question lingers as to how can the author justify a character like that, though at boo end the author not only justifies it but does it in way that leaves no doubt in readers mind.

ಆವರಣ [Aavarana] by S.L. Bhyrappa

This novel deals with the historical character like Mogul Emperor Aurangazeb. Many prominent intellectuals believe Aavarana dangerously advanced the fundamentalist agenda by tilting at the windmills of history, and that it seeks to divide society on communal lines. I remember reading pages and pages about the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire but I read bookk a few paragraphs about the heroes like Sivaji.

He, along with his family, forces her into practising Islam. How did they handle the ones who were not following their customs? Aavarana is a compelling read, mainly due to its raw appeal that hits readers at appropriate places like a jolt. Perhaps, that is where the literary merit of the book lies.

Kudos to Sandeep for the translation as many people like me get to read this work. Consequently, his characters are deeply rooted in Indian soil.

Aavarana 9 th edition of the novel, released 0n 31 May The author manages to transport you both in time and space. A Hindu-Muslim couple, wife converting to Islam for marriage, straining her relations with a devout Gandhian father.


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The Kannada novel “Aavarana” by S. This book also gives us great insights into slavery that existed in the times of Mughals, vook eunuchs of the time and the way people were made into eunuchs to serve some specific needs of the kings. Gives a good insight into communists rephrasing Indian history by selective information in text books. First of all, is history authentic? Aug 10, Abhiram rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: On the other hand, the writer’s original posit that the Truth [3] needs to be told has connected with the readers that it has seen repeated reprintings.

How did they treat people whom they conquered?

Book Review | Aavarana: The Veil

Every religion also has deeply uplifting ideas and thoughts that help us become better human beings. Jan avaranx, Subramanyam K. I dont want to tell it. 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. Playing out a little over a month after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, this first interplay between husband and wife is intriguing. It is also pertinent to note that the author anticipated the criticism that the book would receive and has avarna in the book, the reasons why books and criticisms should not be banned or suppressed.

I loved the climax and the way the transformation begins.

While the two narratives together effectively gook the more-things-change aphorism, Bhyrappa throws in a couple of more elements to the mix: This book is a well researched treatise told in the former of a story involving an inter-religious couple and the hardship they face.

However, truth has a nasty way of showing up despite all veils of li Though the author must be lauded for his scholarship and style, both mighty impressive, what captures one’s bpok is his intellectual integrity and courage. 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.

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Yet, after assessing the site for a day, Razia is silent, while Amir is clueless about her reasons. I cherished every minute spent with itas well as the time spent with Lakshmi aka Razia the protagonist, who spent years to complete her fathers unfinished research work about Indian history to give it a shape and bring out the reality in the form of a fiction.

Hardcover24th Editionpages. He has trekked in the Alps, the Rockies, Andes and in Fujiama, but the Himalayas remain his greatest passion. He has penned 24 novels and four volumes of literary criticism and books on aesthetics, social issues and culture.

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 worldwhere you encounter the character day to day basis. As mentioned correctly in the book, “you can’t build a strong society on the foundation of untruth.

bok I could not put the book down once I picked it up. I am sure I will read this one again in a few years, it is going in my permanent collection. Why should we be interested in the lives and times of the kings who dwelled on this earth a few centuries ago?