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Aavarana

The Veil
Narrated by: Deepti Gupta
Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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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. Amir, her husband, requests she convert to Islam, and 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 of religion, caste, and creed. And she finds out that although Indian society has come a long way over the centuries, it still remains as rigid as before.

©2014 S. L. Bhyrappa, Translation Copyright Sandeep Balakrishna (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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Wonderful narration

This is a very heavy story. I have found the narration to be one of the best I have heard so far. I have eamined ithe narration from various angles and found it to be a perfect blend of all the nicest things. crystal clear voice, clear pronunciation, seamless modulation, emotion that pours through every word, getting into the character and a pitch that suits the timbre of the story all richly embellish this novel. Wonderful balance. My sincere appreciations to the narrator.

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The raw truth

Describes the real ugly face of the attacks on India by the Mughals and other Sultanates. And also the hypocrisy of the leftist historians. Inspires us to seek and study real and truthful history of India.

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A Masterclass

a perfect blend of fiction and history.desceibes in detail the Mughal atrocities with original sources and references and the destruction of Sonnath temple and other temples by Aurangazeb. A must read

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Must read novel

Though Aavarana is a fictional, it unveils the deep deception with in Indian socio-political atmosphere. I would recommend this novel for college going students who are usually fall prey to the deceptive socio-political intellectuals. One may agree with the writer and content or not, but one must be open and unbiased to the reasoning and logic Sri. S L Bhyrappa gives. I don't know how the original Kannada version is, though I am sure it would be amazing, but English translation by Sandeep Balakrishna is absolutely seamless and one can see the story happening visually.

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A Courageous effort

An amazing book with lots of eye opening facts. Not a lot of writers write about Islam with such clarity. A must read . But what u take away is important... Its about knowing the history in its purest and truest form and understanding the wrongs and the rights.. And then improvising those rules for the betterment of our present and future... A must read....

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Eye Opener

it has been a wonderful journey listening to the audiobook. The writing is brave and based on facts. Supplement the book with other material and research of your own for better experience.

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A must listen for the curious

Eye opener! The veil by the left leaning historians has been lifted. Grasping storyline backed by solid research.

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could have gotten local Indian speaker

loved the book but the narrator mispronounced several words. a south indian who speaks a local language would have pronounced names of people and places better, adding to the experience. some emotions also seemed awkward, in her voice.

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Insightful

Very engaging. I struggled to take a break from listening. The story is thoroughly interesting, thought provoking and mildly disturbing. This requires an open mind and needs to be thread carefully.

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A narrative everyone should know about

The narrator should have been a native Kannada speaker. The pronunciation of towns and names is awful.

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  • GuruDesh
  • 07-10-20

Great novel by SLB

One of the greatest novel by one of the greatest Kannada and Indian novelist and writer. Period.

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  • Vinayakan Aiyer
  • 27-04-20

Outstanding book

Must read! This book's storytelling technique of story within a story is brilliant. I hope it gets translated into all the major world languages

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  • GVBC REDDY
  • 11-04-19

A must read book for a secular & a liberal

I found my answer for my long lasting question of how to coup up the anger, sorrow over the Islamic invasion and the destruction followed that after in that period in Bharat.

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  • Swati M
  • 15-02-18

A must read

Really a great book and nice articulation . Every Indian should read or hear this book.

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  • Pradipsinh Rathod
  • 12-08-20

Excellent

An excellent amalgamation of creativity fused with historical evidences and vocally performed to the best of the abilities.