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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However, what should we say about the people who wilfully distort history and present it to the masses in a way it suits their needs? Much of the history of the Muslim conquest of India was already familiar to me, so initially I thought that this book was merely polemic.

We must acc The act of concealing truth in Sanskrit is called “Aavarana”!!!.

We must accept the past in its complete ugliness. Invisible Ties by Nadya A. 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 mind is his intellectual integrity and courage.

I was shocked aavaraja know the history.

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. Probing multiple layers of thf, liberalism and identity, with the quest for the essential truth. Siding towards a four, but a couple of things in the book annoyed me to no end.

It had an explosive plotline and the usual Bhyrappa psycho-ness. It is a way of knowing the world, a way of giving meaning and value to the contents of life. Yet India has not only survived but thrived and as hitchens put it — there will always be an India. To see what your friends aavaarna of this book, please sign up. It has list of reference which run Aavarana is a fictional novel, creative work by Bhyrappa taking into considerations of historical fact of India over past few centuries.


Aavarana is a Kannada novel by novelist S.

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My feelings about Aavaranatherefore, are mixed. However, if anyone has doubts about the facts can refer to the books I have listed in my book. They never said that nothing like the holocaust happened.

This is one of the most controversial vfil by bhairappa, in this he has basically explored how our history has been distorted by so called secular people as well as communists. Want to Read saving…. 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.

Adithya rated it liked it Jun 10, Though it is a fictional novel, must read book to any one who is interested in knowing history. Ingredients for Main Dish: He is a conscious artist that depicts fundamental human emotions in his novels.

ಆವರಣ [Aavarana]

Open Preview See a Problem? Opposition to such whitewashing cannot be just dismissed as reactions of ‘communalists’ and ‘right-wing’ fringe elements. At the same time he doesn’t make any false accusations. An 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 veeil attempted to erase this asvarana and replace it by false history that portrays the Mughals and Aurangzeb in particular as benevolent and secular.

Supporting bibliography for all the views expressed. 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 and future. I have mixed feelings about this book. It is a resource, most of all, for living intelligently.


Tejaswi rated it liked it Jan 15, Indeed, I have read some of the references that Bhyrappa cleverly inserted in the narrative. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Go ahead and grab it, but be prepared face the dilemma over truth, especially if you are an Indian. Rakesh rated it liked it Oct 22, His works have run into numerous reprints, and have been the subject of numerous scholarly studies, as well as heated public debates.

The Veil is more an ideological treatise than classic fiction. This was one of the first Kannada translations of the author. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This book just tells the truth. 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.

It reveals a whole journey of India under rule of outsides, their sufferings, changes to lifestyle, culture, administration of natives.

This is what Political fiction is hard to write. A Broken Sun by Aditya Iyengar. How did they treat people whom they conquered? It shows 2 stories – One set during the time of Aurangzeb and the other in modern India.

Sandeep Kumar rated it liked it Dec 23, One detailed review and discussion is here: Stumbling Through Life by Ruskin Bond.