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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But even peeer becoming a journalist, all he could notice when he looks around, hears things or thinks is Kashmir. Preview — Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer. 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.

Especially, some instances that were jotted are real and sad but they may hurt certain sentiments of a particular diaspora.

I am not saying that India is perfect, but most people can sleep peacefully at night. After becoming a journalist for an Indian newspaper, Peer reports on other wars far away from home but is inevitably drawn back to Kashmir.

Towarsds the end, he writes about the Indian military personnel as follows: Many parents, including Peer’s, sent their sons away to finish their education far away from the valley. Pages after pages, author narrates stories of people affected by the insurgency; lives taken by the army and by the militants; and the wounds of war screeched across every life, every hope and every ambition.

The author was a teenager when the militancy started in his home state of Kashmir. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Kashmiri Pandits had to leave their land to save their lives, Muslims stayed back, but always in constant fear, both from the militants and the Indian Army. In Curfewed Night he draws a harrowing portrait of Kashmir and its people. One day the state would return to normalcy. Dec 05, Vaibhav Anand rated it liked it.


That’s fine in a word news piece; in a memoir, there needs to be some growth.

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The second half of his book records his interviews with the victims of the army occupation. Basharat Peer was pedr in Kashmir in basharqt All throughout my stay at Srinagar, I was left appalled with the stories or rather say the history of Kashmir shared by the driver of my hired car, hence I was born with this urge to read and know more about such stories and those forgotten history in depth.

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.

Why the mainland is fighting so much to keep them prisoners.

Although all those while, his thoughts and mind remained occupied with his hometown and the curfewev happening over there. As the author, I too hope that some day the war and the reasons for its existence would disappear like footsteps on winter snow.

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

The book is sensitively written and manages to humanize all sides of the conflict. You almost felt relieved until they tied your pants near the ankles and put mice inside.

It ran through everything a Kashmiri, an Indian and a Pakistani said, wrote, and did. The author’s way of expressing and putting those details in parallel with his growing up was not that kind bashrat absolutely basharwt 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.


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He has worked as an editor at Foreign Affairs and served as a correspondent at Tehelka, India’s leading English language weekly. The valley is splendidly described. The fact remains that Kashmir was peeer an independent entity, annexed by the Moghuls, Sikhs, Hindus, and Indians, thereby making independence an alien circumstance for the Kashmiri common man. The book was well received.

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

But, as my father would say, being a kashmiri pandit, the curffewed of KPs remain minor as their numbers. Some of the victims die while others are left scarred for life. Then why did you go to Pakistan?

Something is lost after reading this! So I would say the review of such book All in All, I would say a book which needs to be read with a bit of peer unbiased mind. Military checkpoints were everywhere, and humiliation and abuse from the Indian security forces towards the Kashmiri residents was part of daily life.

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