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The pacing is might and swift as the author gradually pulls his readers into the depth of his memoir. In terms of historical context there is little on offer other than what anyone can read from the WWW.
When there is cricket match between India and Pakistan, the Muslims belonging to India supports Indian bahsarat, whereas the Kashmiri Muslims supports Pakistan. That’s why I gave it 5 stars, although there were some little details that I may not have liked or understood completely. And after finishing this book I feel that the rest of Bwsharat actually have no right to feel any umbrage for a few missing lines on a map. Peer, a studious young man whose father is a respected government official in Srinagar, the summertime curfewwd of Kashmir, shares his personal experiences as his village, like others throughout the region, experience great hardship and 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 noght.
Feb 09, Arathi Mohan rated it really liked it Shelves: But even after becoming a journalist, all he could notice when he looks around, hears things or thinks is Kashmir. While Pakistan is still fighting to take control of parts of it, India holds that it is still a part of the diverse country and has granted it autonomy.
Maybe that is why he chose to become a journalist. Fighting and dying for freedom was as desired as the first kiss on adolescent lips. I am glad I accepted it, because Curfewed Night is easily one of the best books I have read this year.
And finally he returned to the valley, no longer the naive year-old but a reporter aware of all those unwritten books of the Kashmir experience. They ended up in slum-like places in Jammu or some moved to other places in India. I talked about my friends form my Delhi University days. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. The torture that had killed thousands of Kashmiris, and who survived through where no less than dead.
What emerges out of bashaat is a book gasharat will make for uncomfortable reading to anyone who sincerely believes in the Curffewed of India.
Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer
Prague had protested and won; Berlin had protested and won; Kashmir too had believed that there protest will win Kashmir its freedom. The fighting stopped inafter the intervention of UN and endorsed a plebiscite for Kashmir to determine which country they wanted to belong to and created a ceasefire line. A s a young student in Delhi, Basharat Peer pere to feel a sense of shame each time he walked into a bookshop.
This book tells the story of Kashmir as seen through the eyes of the author, Basharat Peer.
Peer is particularly good on how the landscape has been desecrated by the presence ofIndian soldiers. And, there’s no doubt that Basharat Gy came to my rescue with his memoir where he narrates his childhood glory days turning into a nightmare by the mid eighties as insurgency took birth in the form of militants with Kalashnikov fighting for freedom of Kashmir and the injustice done by the Indian army over curfeewed course of so many years.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sep 01, Reshal Suryawanshi rated it really liked it. Apr 26, Raeesa rated it really liked it. Whether the bias is due to incompetence or intention, i do not know. 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. Since then various groups have campaigned — peacefully and violently — for the whole of Kashmir either to join Pakistan or to become an independent state.
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Curfewed Night: a Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir: review
Although Kashmir is Muslim-dominated, this idyllic land with snow-capped mountains and gorgeous lakes was divided between India and Pakistan in It was addressed to a young militant leader who had been killed by the security forces, and meant for people glorifying the late militant.
A child peeping from a crack in the wall? If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more. But five years on, despite occasional gestures from both governments, freedom is still a distant prospect for the people of Kashmir. Book is disturbing, dark at times honestly revealing li Kashmir caught my interest with the news of death of Burhan wani and havoc state was witnessing.
Oct 21, Satyam Sai rated it really liked it. May 10, Saransh Chhabra rated it really liked it.
Was it so bad? A war may or may not bring glory, but it surely does leave lives shattered, minds debilitated and sometimes souls repented. Trivia About Curfewed Night. The level of brutalization inflicted on Kashmir over the past several decades is hard to comprehend.
In such a scenario, it is always the common man who ends up suffering the most. The author’s father manages to make his son leave the unrest and struggling valley of paradise so that he can finish his badharat without any disturbance in Aligarh.
Apr 06, Nirmalya rated it it was amazing.