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

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The Kashmir story told by a Kashmiri. Both chrfewed books capture the forgotten pain of Kashmiri’s we can’t even imagine. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. But though he was tempted, like one of his cousins, to join the militants, Peer grew increasingly suspicious of their tactics.

May 10, Saransh Chhabra rated it really liked it. Of politicians living in refurbished torture nasharat and former militants dreaming of discotheques; of idyllic villages rigged with landmines, temples which have become army bunkers, and ancient sufi shrines decapitated in bomb blasts. Towarsds the end, he writes about the Indian military personnel as follows: The war comes closest to home when a man with a personal grudge against his father convinces the militants that the elder Peer is the enemy; his parents narrowly escape a land mine intended to kill them.

Maybe that is why he chose to become a journalist.

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

Some could be found in the work of the great poet Agha Shahid Ali, but in terms of prose narrative there was nothing in English but “the unwritten books of the Kashmir experience”. As with a personal nighht, there is bound to be some bias, but in this case some of the biases r significant.

Curfwed 04, aman Caur rated it really liked it. I am not saying that India is perfect, but most people can sleep peacefully at night. Such biased and false reporting seems to be endemic of all media representing the majority. It is by a Kashmiri from the Indian part of Kashmir and chronicles life in the valley of Kashmir sincewhen the insurgency began.

The author talks about his villagers supporting Pakistan in a India vs. My understanding of Kashmir issues was little,so I lined up next few reads on Kashmir. The writing shows Peer’s love of his ‘homeland’ and his joy and pain on his brief return.


Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Prague had protested and won; Berlin had protested and won; Kashmir too had believed that there protest will win Kashmir its freedom.

Many people have lifted themselves out of poverty, people from very humble backgrounds are making it to colleges and getting decent jobs, more youngsters are opening their own business and so on. Not for kashmiri pandits or muslims. Militancy inevitably leads to such a vicious environment where compatriots have nothing but suspicion, fear and hatred for each other.

Young children, grown up man, or elderly people; students, workers, or any people in any kind of profession, could be killed because of not only participating in fighting, but also just simply because of living in the bombing zones. A society where a door knock after sunset is an alarm for danger to the life and a morning stroll is impossible without an identity card, checks and frisks and the fear of a bomb exploding somewhere nearby is very real, uncertainty of life cannot be more.

Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. A good basic book about the Human tragedy in Kashmir. One cannot help but sympathize with the innocent Kashmiris. Do they really want freedom from India and if so are they willing to write their history in blood?

I cannot say which of all those stories and interviews he had penned down are more painful and disturbing, story of Mubeena Ghani a newly weeded bride who was raped a few hours after her marriage by Indian paramilitary soldiers?

See 1 question about Curfewed Night…. Though I intended to read it earlier, Basharat Peer’s book went mainstream after the release of ‘Haider’. I have come across few people who could not appreciate the book, for presenting a negative image of the Indian Army. Those who survived became a very different individual. Every hair on your body stood up. After his graduation, Peer takes up a job at a local daily newspaper as a journalist where he learns about the struggling life a fresh journalist out of college by constantly staying on his feet to look out for any kind of breaking story.

Curfewed Night – Wikipedia

While Bashsrat is still fighting to take control of parts of it, India holds that Kashmir is part of India and granted its autonomy. 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 bashara 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 of similar ages and backgrounds.


For the full review, visit IndiaBookStore He was, according to rumour, betrayed by a jealous rival at work. A lot of things that I was unaware of were revealed to me in this book. Basharat Peer was a teenager when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir in The author keeps his tale simple, and keeps the reader interested through out the novel.

Thanks Shafi for the recommendation curvewed Swayam for the gift. The book reads like a diary of the author as he follows various stories in his cjrfewed day to day career. Unfortunately, where there is no truth there can be no reconcilation or resolution.

This book reminded me of a letter a retired military officer had posted on social peeg. This book is not easy to read, although it’s just about facts and memories of a man living in a place called Kashmir.

Houses grew smaller, paddies turned into neat green squares, metal roads connecting villages shrank into black lines, and the coquettish clouds took new shapes.

Aug 26, Swati Agrawal rated it it was amazing. Trips to bookstores, with their shelves and shelves laden with books from warzones, made Peer realize that not enough voices from Kashmir were being heard. The stories picturing the enticing landscape of Kashmir valley slowly start to show the dark side of the valley filled with army bunkers, patrolling cars and army personnel guarding and checking the common Kashmiri folks disturbing the normalcy in their lives.