Aavarana : The Veil
    Aavarana : The Veil (English, Paperback, Sandeep Balakrishna, S. L. Bhyrappa)

    Aavarana : The Veil  (English, Paperback, Sandeep Balakrishna, S. L. Bhyrappa)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Rupa Publications India
    • ISBN: 9788129124883, 8129124882
    • Edition: 2014
    • Pages: 400
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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.

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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2014 February
    • Book Type
      • Fiction Book
    • Authored By
      • S. L. Bhyrappa
    • Translated By
      • Sandeep Balakrishna
    • Width
      • 5 inch
    • Height
      • 8 inch
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    A book that exposes the Marxist Historians and their school of thought

    I have heard about S L Byrappa and his writings from my Kannada friends. Since i didn't know Kannada I never read his books.
    And finally this book came out. And the better news is that it was translated by one of my favorite bloggers Sandeep Balakrishna of 'sandeepweb'...

    Book was really really good... It didn't feel like a translation... Language is simple as well...
    The basic theme of the book is to expose the hypocrisy of Left-liberals and their school of thought. It shows how they have s...

    Lakshman PST

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    25 Apr, 2014

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    Warning: Mind Altering material

    I 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.
    Taking off from a relatively simple concept of an inter faith marriage, it takes you a an journey of discovery. What is our cultural identity? It challenges concepts that you have been force fed and unveils a conspiracy by the Leftist Historians.
    Extensively researched, the book comes with a huge list of citations, necessary because the time and again, your brainwa...

    Rahul Reddy

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    26 Mar, 2014

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    In a league of its own

    Every 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.


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    10 Jun, 2014

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    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.
    Bhyrappa has done extensive research for this book, it has all the reference from which this book is inspired or referred.

    Shreyas Aralere

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    15 Jul, 2014

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    Real respect to our religion

    Aavarana 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.

    Charu krishna Tailang

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    10 Apr, 2014

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    Best instrument to understand the India's past

    One can come to know the distortion in our so called History.

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    27 Nov, 2016

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    well written and quite intriguing

    Vicky Roy

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    24 Oct, 2016

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    Very interesting book

    Well researched & brilliant way of narrating two story lines based in two different centuries in India.

    Karthik Narayan

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    14 Aug, 2016

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    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.

    As described by the author, The story has been wonderfully written without compromising on any historical Facts. and the storyline itself has been kept so intresting despite the work actually being a Historical one, it classifies this work into a masterpiece.

    The writer was completely succesfull in his intention of creating a Historically Accurate Storyl...

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    19 Dec, 2014

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    A book every Indian must read

    Dr. 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. Al...

    Prashanth UC

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    20 Apr, 2014

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