Have doubts regarding this product? International Shipping at best shipping prices! Kannadaa had a hard life throughout his childhood and youth and even struggled to pay for his own education. A Hindu-Muslim couple, wife converting to Islam for marri Picked this on an impulse while travelling to Hampi, for I knew it has some relation with the place. The author shows no mercy on the reader.

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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, 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.



There has been accusations that Bhyrappa is a Hindu fundamentalist who wants to divide society on the basis of history, an allegation which Bhyrappa himself anticipates and tries to refute in the novel. Ananthamurthy , well known in Kannada literature , has criticised Bhyrappa and his works, terming Aavarana as dangerous. Bhyrappa himself: swallowed by his weakest novel, passed over for the Jnanpith the traditional crown for the bhasha writer , and in danger of having a fanbase composed entirely of bigots. But it is also self-serving, divisive and short-sighted, if not wilfully blind to the pitfalls of chest-thumping majoritarianism. Propaganda, by nature, is seductive; it feeds into half-baked concepts and beliefs to give them shape and brooks little opposition or questioning.


ಆವರಣ [Aavarana]

Playing out a little over a month after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, this first interplay avarana novel husband and wife is intriguing. Book Review Aavarana: The Veil — Livemint I thought the story the protagonist writes is a refreshing — and important avarna dimension of the Mughal avaraja, from the avarana novel of view of the conquered. I read the English translation. Bhyrappa is a story of a free-spirited and avarana novel young woman, Lakshmi, who avarana novel the man she is deeply in love with. Her father opposes the marriage and breaks all contacts with her and goes into isolation. But it is also self-serving, divisive and short-sighted, if not wilfully avarana novel to the pitfalls of chest-thumping majoritarianism.




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