Aavarana The Veil


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


About S. L. Bhyrappa

Dr. S.L. Bhyrappa is a renowned Kannada author. With over fifty years of experience in writing he has authored 22 novels, most of which have been translated into malority of the Indian languages. He was honored with the Sahitya Akademi award and Saraswati Samman award. He has authored books like Daatu and Mandra. He is currently based out of Mysore.


  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rupa Publications; 1st edition (3 February 2014); Rupa and Co
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 400 pages
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 280 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.95 x 2.54 x 19.79 cm
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ India 




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