Curfewed Night [Basharat Peer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed. : Curfewed Night: One Kashmiri Journalist’s Frontline Account of Life , Love, and War in His Homeland (): Basharat Peer: Books. Find out more about Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos & more.

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Even today one can find cuffewed Kashmiri Muslims supporting Pakistan and are very vocal about it. Both sides of the story, the innocent KPs, muslims, those who joined HM and those who left it, those whose lives were destroyed by indian military and the militants everything has been written about.

This book is based on the experience of the muslim kashmiri and how those who stayed suffered by both the militants as well as the indian military.

His urge to write about Kashmir brings him back to his home, and he is inspired to write all that he knows about the valley. Books by Basharat Peer. The sufficed pain of the common Kashmiri folks is very well arrested by the author with his journey to absolution in the picturesque valley of snow-capped mountains and clear blue streams and the vast green flora.

But the book isn’t without complete hope, you can almost see peace on the horizon, a hope that this situation will be resolved ucrfewed or later. Finally, he quits his job to interview the people, who suffered by insurgent in Kashmir.

Everyone should read it. The thing is author has presented basuarat view and its very fine because that is how he was brought up and that is what he has faced. Houses grew smaller, paddies turned into neat green squares, metal roads connecting villages shrank into black lines, and the coquettish clouds took new shapes.


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Read to be more aware, more knowledgeable about a war that the world has chose to ignore, and to love this life more, to love the fact that many of us are blessed to live in places where there are no constant gunshots or bombings everyday. It is clear that India will not just back down considering its overwhelming stature in the world today, therefore the Kashmiris have to be prepared for a long separatist struggle to attain their independence. Curfewed Night by Curefwed Peer.

He writes about an ill-fated bride who faces extremities of inhumanity on her wedding night, about the torture chamber, PapaII, about the vicious cycle of bribery that kith of the deceased face to get their compensations, about road travels that were filled with multiple obstacles, about nightt boy who was forced to hold a bomb in his hand while it exploded, about dilapidated temples that was converted into bunkers, about shrinking land space in graveyards, about inhuman treatment, about lost hopes and about strangulatated dreams.

Read it, prepare to be emotionally devastated. There is no end in sight to this conflict, but it will be altogether impossible if there are no more Basharaf Peers speaking for their generation. The Government of India responded by deploying the army and the paramilitary forces to deal with the militants.

But five years on, despite occasional gestures from both the governments, freedom is still a distant prospect for the people of Kashmir. To begin with I opted Curfewed Night,a well researched and fairly well written memoir. Jun 03, Kartik rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. The books provide a clear nivht of the ongoing violence in Kashmir through the author’s writing. The chapter “Papa-2” discusses the notorious torture centre of that name which was eventually shut down and turned into the residence of a high-ranking government official.


They raised the ladder like a seesaw and pushed your head into the ditch. What vasharat crystal clear from the book is the sad state of rule of law in India. Or they burnt and legs with cigarette butts and kerosene stoves used for welding.

The kashmir that was taken away from both the muslims and the hindus. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They broke into groups and took combat positions. Customers leer bought this item also bought.

Curfewed Night: a Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir: review – Telegraph

Peer, a studious young man whose father is a respected government official in Srinagar, the summertime capital of Kashmir, shares his personal experiences as his village, like others throughout the region, experience great hardship and tragedy during the This book served as an excellent counterpart to The CollaboratorMirza Waheed’s novel about the crisis in Kashmir in the late s and early s, as the narrator of that novel and the author of this book are curdewed similar ages and backgrounds.

Curfewed Peee is a single most brilliant memoir set in the backdrop of the violence of s Kashmir. Many parents, including Peer’s, sent their sons away to finish their education far away from the valley. Might even be the first to do so from the valley. The book is sensitively written and manages to humanize all sides of the conflict. But he returned to his home to tell its story to the world. I’m glad I read it. The Indian military in Kashmir is no exception and Peer brings it out poignantly and angrily in his book.