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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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Curfewed Night

The author unfolds the honest brutality of the great Indian Army sniffing and raining down bullets if something is slightly amiss because of a possible militants’ attack but that is not the painful part, the real shocking revelation is that during those bullet raining, innocent lives including children, brother, sister, husband, felt prey to it.

But, the author should have talked about the brutalities inflicted on these people which made them refugees in their own state. But thinking about that a bit more, I think I appreciate it– many pages have been written on how to resolve Kashmir, and this isn’t what he’s trying to do.

Many of these men would have preferred to be anywhere else but in Kashmir. Checkposts, searchlights, and fear owned the night. As a young boy of 14, Peer lives through the horror of violence, brutality, murder, rape and destruction by both the Indian security forces and the militants, more of the security forces than the militants.

An important book which must be made mandatory reading for students of this complex country. An evocative account of life in Kashmir. Basharat Peer mentions in the book that he wanted to help Kashmir in some way.

Life of an Untouchable. The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a nihgt route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabadthe capitals of the Indian- and Pakistani-administered regions of Nght. Basharat Peer was a teenager when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir in Open Preview See a Problem? And it ran through our grief, our anger, our tears, and our silence.


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. Further Reading is recommended to get a rounded picture. See 1 question about Curfewed Night…. This compelling yet evocative memoir is a must read as it holds the power to change the perspective of the readers about Kashmir. He writes about politicians living in refurbished torture chambers, idyllic villages rigged with landmines, and ancient Sufi shrines decimated in bomb blasts.

I turned away from the window.

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I have never been too bothered by politics and I’ve always wondered why others get so agitated when Kashmir is missing from the Indian map. Peer had covered most famous and publicized stories of nineties those featured Kashmiris.

The subject is interesting and the author caputures you attention early. Hardcoverpages. Might even be the first to do so from the valley. How can a few missing lines hurt you? It goes beyond the political rhetoric that envelopes Kashmir and is the authentic story of a ra Kashmir eludes all. A must read for every Indian. For all the stories of suffering he seeks out, there is one he cannot bring himself to look at too closely.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Trips to bookstores, with their shelves and shelves laden with books from warzones, made Peer realize that not enou “I was twenty four, restless, and oblivious to the cold. 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’. But Bhasharat Peer’s book is one such book.

A child peeping from a crack in the wall? Aug 26, Swati Agrawal rated it it was amazing. As the book progresses you stamina will be nnight as the story meanders to its end.


An important book which must be made mandatory reading for students An evocative account of life in Kashmir. Read it, prepare to be emotionally devastated. Oct 21, Satyam Sai rated it really liked it. The children in Kashmir getting fascinated by the uniforms and the Kalashnikova carried by the militants, dream to fight for the freedom of Kashmir. Apr 26, Raeesa rated it really liked it. He sits at a bus-stop waiting for the bus to take him to Kunan Poshpura, but when it arrives he just goes on sitting, listening to the sound of the revving engine, and watching the bus drive away.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Although Kashmir is Muslim-dominated, this idyllic land with snow-capped mountains and gorgeous lakes was divided between India and Pakistan in The author keeps his tale simple, and keeps the reader interested through out the novel. May 04, aman Caur rated it really liked it.

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

The kashmir we have heard stories of, the love and brotherhood every muslim had for hindu and every hindu had for thw muslims. The second half of his book records his interviews with the victims of the army occupation. In contrast to the narrator of Waheed’s novel, who seeks to travel to Pakistan to join his childhood friends and become a freedom fighter, Peer, with the help of his family, moves to Delhi to finish secondary school and attend law school.