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Aavarana: The Veil is the story of an independent woman and her personal journey as she tries to uncover the truth about religion, caste, and creed in India.
Summary of the Book
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. Although Amir, her husband, requests her to convert to Islam, she reluctantly agrees. Despite her father being completely against the marriage, she breaks ties with him and changes her name to Razia. However, things change for the worse and she discovers a different side to Amir. He is not the progressive and liberal person she thought he was. He along with his family forces her into practicing Islam. This sets Lakshmi on a journey to uncover India’s history about religion, caste, and creed. And she finds out that although the Indian society has come a long way over the centuries, it still remains as rigid as before.
About S. L. Bhyrappa
Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa is a renowned Kannada author. With over fifty years of experience in writing he has authored 22 novels, most of which have been translated into malority of the Indian languages. He was honored with the Sahitya Akademi award and Saraswati Samman award. He has authored books like Daatu and Mandra. He is currently based out of Mysore.
|Publisher||Rupa Publications India|
|Book Type||Fiction Book|
|Number of Pages||400 Pages|
|Publication Year||2014 February|
|Authored By||S. L. Bhyrappa|
|Translated By||Sandeep Balakrishna|
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Jan 30, 2016
The book that tries to uncover the viel
Ajit R Pai
Dec 2, 2015
Hard hitting !
Nov 21, 2015
History as it happened.
Oct 16, 2015
The best book I have ever read!
Deepali (Joshi) Adhikary
Aug 24, 2015
History needs a retelling...Bhyrappa does it well.
Mar 26, 2014
Warning: Mind Altering materialI picked this book up, as i had heard my Kannada friends talk about Byrappa. Once i started reading it, i could not put it down.
Apr 25, 2014
A book that exposes the Marxist Historians and their school of thoughtI have heard about S L Byrappa and his writings from my Kannada friends. Since i didn't know Kannada I never read his books.
Jun 10, 2014
In a league of its ownEvery Indian should read this book in order to understand the dark age our nation had to undergo due to the advent of Muslim rule in India.
Jul 15, 2014
A Must read for all book lovers!This is one of the best literary work of S L Bhyrappa, The story is very gripping, i loved the way the story shapes and then moves with many turns and twists. The follow of the story is superb.
Mar 27, 2014
Must Read !The author has done a great job combining two different era's and getting the facts with humungous references and research.
Charu krishna Tailang
Apr 10, 2014
Real respect to our religionAavarana is the story of that girl who is in search of herself after the loss of her identity. She thinks that she is doing something revolutionary by converting herself in other religion but her father proves that he was the real follower of the religion and teach her how can we respect a religion without hurting others emotions.
Bhoga Rao Pappu
Apr 3, 2014
A great Historic novelone of the rare books that I could finish off reading almost continuously. the novel Lakshmi was writing, I felt, didn't seem like concluded. hence I reserved one less star from five.
Mar 26, 2014
A brilliant readThis is a must read for anyone who is interested in History, Indian history. You need to see the dark days by your own. This is our history.
Dec 19, 2014
Must Read!!One of the Best Books i have read in the recent times.. Sandeep B has done full justice in translating the original work of Shri Bhyrappa.
Apr 20, 2014
A book every Indian must readDr. S.L.Bhyrappya's Aavarana is an account of history in the form of friction. As the novel unfold I was drawn to the past and the present repeatedly in time. Indian history has been re-written many times over to make it more presentable, more secular. The text books have been distorted to suit the political whims and fancies. Road and cities have been named after rulers who have committed unpardonable crimes in the past. We are a victim of this perverted politician and writers. All this is beautifully brought out , with references in the form of a bibliography in the novel itself. … (Expand)