Curfewed Night [Basharat Peer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Since the independence of India, Kashmir has been a major concern for. : Curfewed Night: One Kashmiri Journalist’s Frontline Account of Life , Love, and War in His Homeland (): Basharat Peer: Books. Curfewed Night – Kindle edition by Basharat Peer. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note.

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Many of these men would have preferred to be anywhere else but in Kashmir.

Don’t read and forget. There were books written by people from almost every conflict zone of the age, but where were the stories of his own homeland of Kashmir?

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

The level of brutalization inflicted on Kashmir over the past several decades is hard to comprehend. Peer has a superb feel for language and incident. I think that the day xurfewed arrived. Read and keep reading again and remember it before posting jight status updates from the comfort of your air conditioned rooms and offices. Hope this writing inspires many others from the troubled and torn Kashmir valley to come up and give voices to their stories.

Please try again later. It is a sad tale which grips you and emotionally moves you. At times, they would not undress you but tie you to the ladder. But the worst was when they inserted copper wire into my penis and gave electric shocks. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Why the mainland is fighting so much to keep them prisoners. 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 curfeeed.

Much has been written about Kashmir and the separatist movement in Kashmir. But don’t expect a joyous roller coaster. The narrative is appealing yet evocative which will make the readers feel with a sense of longing and nostalgia towards their own childhood days.


Read to be more aware, more knowledgeable about a war that the world has chose to ignore, and to love this life more, to love the fact that many of us are blessed to live in places where there are no constant gunshots or bombings everyday. 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.

Basharat Peer mentions in the book that he wanted to help Kashmir in some way. The early nineties were a naive, heady time. I often think the conflict might not have turned so vurfewed if India had allowed those peaceful demonstrations. Nov 19, VaultOfBooks rated it it was amazing.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Far more Indians will be willing to accept that maybe India did make well-intentioned mistakes here and there, but find me a Kashmiri who will accept the same for Kashmir and Kashmiris. Gives you more insights into stories of This book reminded me of a letter a retired military officer had posted on social media. This book tells the story of Kashmir as seen through the eyes of the author, Basharat Peer.

Would you nifht to tell us about a lower price? But he was sent to school in Aligarh, to stay away from the violence in Kashmir.

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Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Lyrical, spare, gut-wrenching and intimate, Curfewed Night is a stunning book and an unforgettable portrait of Kashmir in war. There is no end in sight to this conf This book was a necessary read.

Stories from his childhood sit next to interviews with victims and survivors of the decades of violence. It thus, reads like an overlong blog post. Injustice was done not only to the Pandits but also to the Muslims in Kashmir. Edited in a couple of yrs later: Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. If I remember correctly, it was commented by the former US president Bill Clinton as the most beautiful, also the most dangerous place in the entire world.


Over the following years countless young men, seduced by the romance of the militant, fuelled by feelings of injustice, crossed over By Basharat Peer. 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.

They tied you to along wooden ladder and placed it near a ditch filled with kerosene oil and red chilli powder. An important book which must be made mandatory reading for students of this complex country.

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

Keeps the reader enthralled. But in the Kashmir valley, even the life of a student was fraught. 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 curfeed who was raped a few hours after her marriage by Indian paramilitary soldiers?

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

It’s sad how all the conflict zones around the world – Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East all have a similar story – a tale whose origin is very blurred and people no longer remember what they’re fighting for. The book is sensitively written and manages to humanize all sides of the conflict. But, as my father would say, being a kashmiri pandit, the sufferings of KPs remain minor as their numbers. One day the state would return to normalcy.