Aavarana (Kannada: ಆವರಣ) is a Kannada novel by one of the eminent novelists S.L. Bhyrappa. Aavarana means enveloping or covering something. The second historical novel by celebrated Kannada author S.L. Bhyrappa, translated . Avarana the veil is realistic non – romanticised portrayal of Hindu/ Muslim. AVARANA -Three Reviews of pa’s famous novel on Jihadi destructions in India. – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for.

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Oct 28, Shivaswaroop HP rated it it was amazing. This book takes on a brave stand with unflinching truth on the atrocities and its consequences on the Indian culture.

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How did they handle the ones who were not following their customs? I am not adept enough to add on to the history of India, the Mughal Empire or avarrana smaller sultanates and provincial rulers.

I would recommend the book to all the history lovers and to people who love reading fiction and I am sure they would love the gripping story. She even agrees novfl to Amir’s request that she convert to Islam, as a formality and change her name to Razia.

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It is intellectually stimulating and though avarnaa on history keeps the reader hooked till the last page. Translated from the Kannada by Sandeep Balakrishna, Rupa, pages, Rs Ironically, doubt is where the novel ostensibly begins. Aavarana stirred a major controversy in Karnataka. Aavarana was a fantastic read for me who is a product or a victim of the history distorted by marxists.


However, truth has a nasty way of showing up despite all veils of lies, misinformation, narratives and propaganda.

Progressive secular Professor, Brahmin by birth, married to an English Christian lady. The Kannada novel “Aavarana” by S. Aav The act of concealing truth in Sanskrit is called “Aavarana” while the act of projecting lies is known as “vikshepa”.

However, she is shocked to discover that her husband is not the open-minded, progressive individual he claimed to be. It takes us into the annals of the history and introduces us to a totally different world where the Mughals lorded over this nation. But I was taken by surprise for it turned out to be way more than Hampi.

I dont want to tell it. They say history is always written by winners and losers have no place in it. Angavastram or even a Dhoti would have been better Over all this is a great book to read, a must read that is not just a good avarama but one that doubles up as a super history book.

I was introduced to Dr. Some day it will be made into a major movie or tv series.

Though the author must be lauded for his scholarship and style, both mighty impressive, what captures one’s mind is his novdl integrity and courage. Here is when the author’s politically incorrect storytelling commences.

This is an absolute tour de force on the realities of a period of Indian history, woven beautifully into the life and work of the protagonist. Shastri the progressive professor, Amir, the man who made a lot of promises to Avsrana and breaks them when she becomes Razia.


The story written by the protagonist is very brutal though. It throws a perspective on the history things we see today.

Book Review #1 – Aavarana by Dr. a

First of all, is history authentic? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book is primarilly centered to learn from history, but its unfortunate that the true history is veiled in Indian acadamics by imparting false perspctive to the subject. Travelling has been his paasion since childhood and he has travelled across the globe touching the glaciers of poles, forests of Amazon, deserts of Africa, bustling cities of Europe and the United States.

If I am not wrong we would have read a few paragraphs about Avaranz and Bukka and then a paragraph or two about Sri Krishnadeva raya.

He is a conscious artist that depicts fundamental human emotion Dr S.

Truth is always bitter. Byrappa have lot of rivals in kannada literature. Set up a giveaway.