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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Dec 05, Vaibhav Anand rated it liked it. Throughout the book I’ve got to see not only the growth of the author from a little boy with bittersweet, happy and horrendous memories in the land of war, to a grown up man who decided to came back to his root and give Kashmir people, Kashmir war a voice, but also the painful, terrifying situation the Kashmir people have had to endure.

Very obviously, I was instantly left intrigued and arrested after reading the synopsis of this book, while browsing it at a quaint yet renowned Kashmiri bookshop located at a congested corner on Residency Road, Srinagar. And, then, it is like a certificate, a degree that you are a real militant! Militancy inevitably leads to such a vicious environment where compatriots have nothing but suspicion, fear and hatred for each other.

Over the following years countless young men, seduced by the romance of the militant, fuelled by feelings of injustice, crossed over the Line of Control to train in Pakistani army camps. Curfewed Night succeeds as a personal and an ‘on the scene’ account of life in Kashmir during the crisis, and in its hopeful aftermath following the peace resolution between India and Pakistan in But in Delhi, as a student and then a reporter, Peer’s thoughts were never far from Kashmir.

In FebruaryBasharat Peer saw a procession moving through his Kashmiri village towards a Sufi shrine. The kashmir we have heard stories of, the love and brotherhood every muslim had for hindu and every hindu had for thw muslims.


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

In a masterful marriage of memoir and reportage, Peer narrates the tale of his homeland and its people. 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. A complete edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen and beautifully presented in a special slipcase.

At first, I wanted him to be more analytical- especially at the end, and give his thoughts on a solution to the situation, etc- but he doesn’t. 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 faced.

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After his graduation, he takes up a job at a local newspaper as a journalist. The author meets up and interviews different people affected by the conflict in one way or the other- former classmates- turned- militants, survivors of torture camps, people who have lost entire families and turned to faith and poetry, rape victims, Kashmiri pandits displaced from home, educated professionals who could have lived safer and better lives outside Kashmir but chose to return or stay back.

India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen. Peer is a journalist, so that definitely comes off in his memoir- it’s a lot less literary than one would like, but he is definitely able to get his point across. It is by a Kashmiri from the Indian part of Kashmir and chronicles life in the valley of Kashmir sincewhen the insurgency began. Everyone wished they had sons instead of daughters It’s a great depiction of the author’s rather personal tale of his life in the militant ‘s of Kashmir.

That way you can have a significant positive impact on the lives of the people who care about or claim to care about. Books by Basharat Peer. Deeply disturbed by what he sees there, and facing discrimination as a Muslim Kashmiri in Delhi, he decides to abandon his career as a journalist and write a book about the people he knew, those Kashmiris of different backgrounds he encounters, and the troubled past and recent history of the region.


Peer writes further on about the once sleepy, peaceful villages being ringed with landmines and old historic temples converted into military camps and bunkers. How the Indian nighg was allowed to get away which such mass atrocities in Kashmir demonstrates the value of false image. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Jun 13, Hafsa rated it really liked it Shelves: Ultimately, Journalist prevails to a writer, i would say. Peer was sent off to boarding school in Aligarh to keep out of trouble.

It destroyed many lives. For a teenager, Basharat Peer, has seen his glorious days change into nightmare with the begin of insurgency in the state.

Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer | Book review | Books | The Guardian

Injustice was cuefewed not only to the Pandits but also to the Nighr in Kashmir. Your story is out and the world knows it. I hoped that someday the war they were fighting and the reasons for its existence would disappear like footsteps on winter snow. If Injustice was done with kashmiri hindus so was with the innocent muslims.

Echoes of most of its content can also be heard in the Bollywood movie, Haider Dir.

Again, a must read for every Indian.