– Buy Curfewed Night book online at best prices in India on . Read Curfewed Night book reviews & author details and more at Peer’s Curfewed Night is an extraordinary memoir that does a great deal to bring the Kashmir conflict out of the realm of political rhetoric. Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer. A new star of Indian non-fiction is born with this searing memoir about the bloody struggle for justice in.

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I highly recommend it to everyone. Peer was sent off to boarding school in Aligar h to keep out of trouble. The stories moved me to the plight of nigth Kashmiri common man who clearly wants an end to this chaos. The early nineties were a naive, heady time.

After hearing both Pakistani and Indian sides to this crucial argument, I must say that the Kashmiri voice is essential.

Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir by Basharat Peer

They ended up in slum-like places in Jammu or some moved to other places in India. But his childhood memories and the ongoing violence keeps him pulling towards Srinagar. This book is not easy to read, although it’s just about facts durfewed memories of a man living in a place called Kashmir. I had a really tough time with this book.

Apr 26, Raeesa rated it really liked it. They burn your flesh till you speak. He apologized; the room full of journalists apologized back. If I remember correctly, it was commented by the former US president Bill Clinton as the most beautiful, also the curfewsd dangerous curfeewed in the entire world.

Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. It is written more as a chronology of Basharat Peer’s life than as a history of Kashmir.

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Successive Indian governments, however, steadily increased their control and in the Kashmiri prime minister, Sheikh Abdullah, was imprisoned. This book provides a platform, it is the trailblazer for other Kashmiri voices to make themselves heard.

This compelling yet evocative memoir is a must read as it holds the power to change the perspective of the readers about Kashmir. I’m glad I read it. The book details the massacres purported by the Indian army as well as the atrocities committed by the Pakistani trained militancy making me wonder where the loyalties of ordinary Kashmiris actually lay? Deeply moving and disturbing stories of all of them- Muslim youths who joined the militancy, dreamed of Azaadi but died young labelled as terrorists; Hindu Pandits who flee the serene valley to the hustling plains, only with a hope of returning back some day; and Kashmiris staring at the gun nozzle from both the sides.

From then on Kashmir became a turbulent terrain of problems. The author’s way of expressing and putting those details in parallel with his growing up was not that kind of absolutely emotional or heartbreaking; instead, he chose a kinda cold, natural way of writing, and let the details, the incidents, be emotional themselves. However, a more detailed history of the region and the origins of the recent crisis would have made this a much better book, in my opinion, although I would strongly recommend this book for anyone who is unfamiliar with Kashmir or its people.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. First of all,I would say that the cover is awesome.

We had tea and smoked. Dec 05, Vaibhav Anand rated it liked it.

Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

The thing is author has presented his view and its very fine because that is how he was brought up and that is what he has curfewsd. The author was a teenager when the militancy started in his home state of Kashmir. India hardly is ever treated to a viewpoint on kashmir by a Kashmiri.


Even so, it is a poorer cousin to books of torn yet indefatigable souls such as Primo Levi’s masterpiece, ‘Survival in Auschwitz’ or Arun Ferreira’s recent ‘Colors of the Cage’. The author has shared an anecdote about his interactions with a young paramilitary officer. Basharat starts narrating the story from the memories of his childhood days in Kashmir and curfewwed of Kashmir. The young Basharat came to an agreement with his father that he would wait a few years before deciding whether or not to sign up, and in the meantime he would study.

The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. But he would go back to Kashmir, write this book and then leave again. I talked about my friends form my Delhi University days. The author admits curfewfd he was fascinated by the militants and would nigt joined but for his father and maternal grandfather.

Military checkpoints were everywhere, and humiliation and abuse from the Indian security forces towards the Kashmiri residents was part of daily life. To ask other readers questions about Curfewed Nightcurfeqed sign up.

In FebruaryBasharat Peer saw a procession moving through his Kashmiri village towards a Sufi shrine. Many young boys crossed the Line of Control that divides Indian Kashmir and the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, and received training and arms from Pakistani terrorist groups.

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