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Thanks for englosh us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Aavarana – The Veil by S. Aavarana – The Veil by S. Lakshmi, a rebellious, free-spirited and intelligent film-maker, breaks ties with her staunchly Gandhian father to marry Amir, the man she loves.
She even agrees reluctantly to Amir s request that she convert to Islam, as a formality, and change her name to Razia.
However, she is shocked to discover that her husband enflish not the open-minded, progressive individual he claimed Lakshmi, a rebellious, free-spirited and intelligent film-maker, breaks ties with her staunchly Gandhian father to marry Amir, the man she loves. However, she is shocked to discover that her husband is not the open-minded, progressive individual he claimed to be. For after marriage, Amir takes his family s side in trying to force her to follow the more rigorous tenets of their faith.
This sets her off on a personal journey into India s history to uncover the many layers of religion, caste and creed. Engllsh quest leads her to the many parallels in the narratives between the past and the present and she gradually finds that though much has changed in Indian society over the centuries, much remains the same.
The second historical novel by celebrated Kannada author S. Bhyrappa, translated for the first time into English by Sandeep Balakrishna, Aavarana: The Veil raises pertinent and searching questions about religion, liberalism and identity, and highlights the aavvarana of unshackling aavwrana from the bonds of false knowledge. Paperbackpages. Neglish December 2nd by Rupa first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Englksh – The Veilplease sign up.
Is there a translation in Telugu? What is the name of the book? I read this in English, very moving and powerful, anyone who is new to reading books can read this.
Written in very simple English. Jagadeesh Mavinahalli Not yet available in Telugu. See 2 questions about Aavarana – The Veil…. Lists with This Book. Why would anyone write a book like this? Confusion grips you right from the start and the book leaves you nervous, ashamed, frustrated and clueless at the end.
I have to warn, the above mentioned symptoms relate only to an Indian reader though it might as well apply to others.
Aavarana – The Veil by S.L. Bhyrappa (4 star ratings)
Though major portion of the story involves history, t Why would anyone write a book like this? The characters are normal people but for the authors ability to dwell deep and project an unbiased but unacceptable reactions when faced with truth and ideological questions. The question lingers as to how can the author justify a character like that, though at the end the author not only justifies it but does it in way that leaves no doubt in readers mind.
The book digs deep into the definition of history, its effect on the present day, the role of religion and makes the reader wonder if the left is really secular and liberal as they project themselves to be. 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.
This book only goes on to strengthen how tolerant and accepting an Indian culture is and how well the world has exploited it. Yet India has not only survived but thrived and as hitchens put it — there will always be an India. India whose motto is satyamev jayate truth alone triumphs needs to trust its people, its culture and tolerant nature and should stop hiding the truth from itself.
Go ahead and grab it, but be prepared face the dilemma over truth, especially if you are an Indian. As for the left wing — ignorance has never helped anybody said marx and the new India is all set to follow your leader on that note, after all the Indian DNA can never resist a good argument. View all 3 comments.
A very thought provoking read which meshed up the past and the present and the ever going feud between religions. I am not adept enough to add on to the history of India, the Mughal Empire or the smaller sultanates and provincial rulers. This book is a well researched entlish told in the former of a story involving an inter-religious couple and the hardship they face.
View all 17 comments. My mom got me this book and said it’s an interesting one and one that created lot of debates. Honestly I had to skip few pages in the beginning coz the reality was too harsh to bear – but I caught aavarnaa and now conclude that this is a great read with lot of facts for backup. The perception is thought provoking and encourages discussions which could very well turn to arguments coz you’ll find several not agreeing with the facts or conclusions here Would look for more from the author.
Aavarana is a thought provoking and compelling read. It throws a perspective on the history enylish we see today. It touches upon many eras of Indian history, forcing you at times to do your own research before you proceed. Englosh protagonist Lakshmi is an intelligent, self confident and progressive Hindu woman who falls in love with a Muslim man named Amir, much against the wishes of her father, who disowns her from the family. After marriage, her troubles with the husband due to religious incompa Aavarana is a thought provoking and compelling read.
After marriage, her troubles with the husband due to religious incompatibility slowly aaavrana to grow. She finds herself at the crossroads of her past faith and her newly converted faith when she visits the ruins of Hampi for a central government sponsored documentary. There is a layered story telling, story within a story, of a war slave during the Mughal rule. While the story awvarana between the two eras Mughal era and the present timesone cannot dnglish but notice the irony that not much has changed.
It shows how the truth has been desperately veiled by politically motivated historians and the extent of the distortions. As the author states, “The reader too shares an equal responsibility with the author in his quest for truth” So much for the democracy of our country which stands by the motto: Satyameva Jayate – Truth alone triumphs! If not anything, this book inspires you to read History before believing anything propagated by the masses.
It boldly unveils how History is moulded by the writers and propagandists to fulfill their own narrow interests. engilsh
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. She then dissolves herself into the study of If not anything, this book inspires you to read History before believing anything propagated by the masses.
She then dissolves herself into the study of History to quell her curiosity regarding the veracity of various religious beliefs. In this process she is abandoned by her husband and friends. The book beautifully presents how shallow any belief is unless it is backed by a thorough understanding of the truth behind it.
Her revolutionary agenda is defeated when she reads and learns. She is empowered by the knowledge she gains to stand in the face of her previous allies and show them in black and white what is painted as grey aavwrana modern times. I discovered Aavarana through the article Rending the veil of historical negationism in India on the IndiaFacts portal.
Interestingly, Sandeep Balakrishna, the “writer, columnist, translator, and recovering IT professional” who translated Aavarana from Kannada to English, heads IndiaFacts. Much of the history of the Muslim conquest of India was already familiar aavaranq me, so initially I thought that this book was merely polemic.
Indeed, I have read some of the references that Bhyrappa cleverly insert I discovered Aavarana through the article Rending fnglish veil of historical negationism in India on the IndiaFacts portal. Indeed, I have read some of the references that Bhyrappa cleverly inserted in the narrative.
The book closes with the words of Swami Vivekananda on the dangers of stumbling upon an inspired superconscious state without undertaking yogic discipline.
Aavarana – The Veil
Swami ji used Muhammad as a prime example. I read the English translation. Initially there were moments where I wondered whether I should’ve picked the original in Kannada. Quickly, about twenty pages into the book, I forgot neglish it was a translation.
The content is gripping enough to make that happen. The author manages to transport you both in time and space.
He made me, even if it was just for I read the English translation. He made me, even if it was just for a few days, question everything I’ve been taught. Oct 21, Smitha Murthy rated it really liked it Recommended to Smitha by: We live in a world where you if you say anything about a particular religion you are either branded a fundamentalist or a secularist.
Support something in Islam – you become secular. This is the world that SL Bhyrappa writes about in this historical novel that compels you to reexamine the history you have been taught from childhood. The characters here are merely mouthpieces for Bhyrappa to project his views on t We live in a world where you if you say anything about a particular religion you are either branded a fundamentalist or a secularist.
The characters here are merely mouthpieces for Bhyrappa to project his views on the difficulties of presenting history as what it was rather than what it has been twisted into. Not for nothing is this one of the most celebrated novels of our times. View all 9 comments.
Good read for the “secular” lot!
ಆವರಣ [Aavarana] by S.L. Bhyrappa
Good research of indian history. Thanks for bringing about the facts. This was the real history and what the schools taught us was all a lie. I had read about Aavarana, it being a controversial books, the arguments he had with other Bangalore “Intellectuals” URA, Girish Karnad et al and wanted to read this book.