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Bhyrappa ,. Aavarana means enveloping or covering something. This novel deals with the historical period in Indian history when the Mogul Emperor Aurangzeb ruled most part of India.
Aavarana was sold out even before its release in February The novel went on to create a record in the Indian literary world by witnessing 10 reprints within five months of its release.
Bhyrappa says that 'Aavarana' is the result of his search for truth about history. Get A Copy. Hardcover , 24th Edition , pages. Published August 5th by Sahitya Bhandara first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please 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. Extraordinary work Thank you, sir. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 03, Prabu Siddharth rated it really liked it Shelves: favored.
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. 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 4 comments. Excellent story and Narration. Must read for everybody. It try to reveal history which was hidden. It makes you realise how our own history was distorted. Author doesn't try to be politically correct and hide facts. At the same time he doesn't make any false accusations. Though there was so many opposing to this book, truth of what had happened those days will never fade.
S L B is one of the best modern novelist which have his own style of narration which takes you all his books to real world , w Excellent story and Narration. S L B is one of the best modern novelist which have his own style of narration which takes you all his books to real world , where you encounter the character day to day basis.
Book is an eye opener! Great work by Sandeep in translation. The literature is amazing - novel within a novel concept. The story written by the protagonist is very brutal though. Aavarana was a fantastic read for me who is a product or a victim of the history distorted by marxists.
As a novel, it works at so many levels and Bhyrappa creates a time machine through which we learn about history and the present. View all 6 comments. Mar 16, Akshay rated it it was amazing.
The act of concealing truth in Sanskrit is called "Aavarana" while the act of projecting lies is known as "vikshepa". The Kannada novel "Aavarana" by S. Bhyrappa, recently translated into English by Sandeep Balakrishna, therefore, is one of the few revolutionary novels that deals with an explosive storyline in times where political correctness dominates the public discourse.
Aavarana is a compelling read, mainly due to its raw appeal that hits readers at appropriate places like a jolt. Aav The act of concealing truth in Sanskrit is called "Aavarana" while the act of projecting lies is known as "vikshepa".
Aavarana's agenda is to restore truth, at all costs. In more ways than one, the book is like an eye-opener which shatters many of our conceived notions that we have been fed with school history textbooks.
The debate of truth vs lies has been explored in detail while the objective of the book largely looks like an attempt to restore balance and also to expose historians who distort it by creating the myth that Islamic rulers were tolerant and deny that there were mass temple destruction. Aavarana does not show any sympathy to reader and is more like an assault on the reader with very thought-provoking and compelling arguments that make a reader think.
Perhaps, that is where the literary merit of the book lies. Lastly, there is absolutely no doubt that such a gem of a book would have been limited to one state had it not been for the brilliant efforts of Sandeep Balakrishna. Hence, the book is a must read for anyone with some basic understanding of common sense and balance who would like to know the extent to which lies have been fed in the name of history in India.
View 1 comment. Aug 08, Prashanth Vaidyaraj rated it it was amazing. The Indian history has been a victim of vandalism by Leftist historians right from the time of India's Independence from the British.
However, to further their agenda these historians have convoluted Indian history to portray a history of their choice than the truth. 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 have attempted to erase this fact and replace it by false history t The Indian history has been a victim of vandalism by Leftist historians right from the time of India's Independence from the British.
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 have attempted to erase this fact and replace it by false history that portrays the Mughals and Aurangzeb in particular as benevolent and secular. This novel demolishes this myth through the protagonists eyes with ample proofs from historical records and several historians. The aim of the novel is to portray history as it is and not conceal history for ulterior motives as several authors and historians have done.
This book is about Lakshmi aka Razia, the protagonist, is an intelligent, self confident and progressive woman who converts to Islam to get married to Amir against the wished of her father. Her visit to the ruins of Hampi for a documentary churns her thinking and questions the ideology she believes in. Through the works of Lakshmi's father, we are told the story of a war slave, Khwaja Jaan, originally a Rajput prince during the Mughal rule in India. There is a layered story telling, present times and Mughal era.
Here is when the author's politically incorrect storytelling commences. The description of demolishing of the temples, treatment of war slaves, tax system which was imposed on non believers is just painful. The author shows no mercy on the reader. There were few instances when I couldn't continue reading and had to just stop.
The important part about this book is that the author backs the incidents with appropriate references and also shows the amount of research and back breaking hardworking which has gone in to writing this.
A translation of a provocative Kannada novel that fails to offer any room for doubt. To borrow a perhaps unwelcome, and even dated, classification, it is a novel of ideas, in which the characters and situations are wholly subservient to the overriding agenda of the narrative. But is it a provocative read? Oh yes: Noted novelist S.
aavarana - meaning in English
Aavarana is a Kannada novel by novelist S. This novel deals with the historical character like Mogul Emperor Aurangazeb. Aavarana was sold out even before its release in February Like most of Bhyrappa's novels, Aavarana too generated tremendous debate and discussion. Many prominent intellectuals believe Aavarana dangerously advanced the fundamentalist agenda by tilting at the windmills of history, and that it seeks to divide society on communal lines. On the other hand, the writer's original posit that the Truth  needs to be told has connected with the readers that it has seen repeated reprintings. The author has vigorously protested the tag that the book is inflammatory by challenging the reviewers to refute the points made in the book.
Book Review | Aavarana: The Veil
By admin on Jun 24, In Society. AvaraNa is a Kannada novel written by the noted writer S L Bhyarappa , whose work I read frequently due to the advaita philosophy embedded therein. Though my mother recommended this book 2 years ago, I got to reading it pretty late. It is really a magnificent piece. Here are some reviews of this book:. Aavarana is a Kannada novel by one of the eminent novelist S. Aavarana means enveloping or covering something.