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Open Preview See a Problem? Don’t read it as just another book. And since this one-sided view showed a lot of hat I had a really tough time with this book.

But in Delhi, as a student and then a reporter, Peer’s per were never far from Kashmir. He had mentioned in the book that cudfewed day, he would love to tell the world the realty about Kashmir.

The author’s way of expressing and putting those details in parallel with his growing up was not that kind of absolutely emotional or heartbreaking; instead, he chose a kinda cold, natural way of writing, and let the details, the incidents, be emotional themselves.

The kashmir we have heard stories of, the love and brotherhood every muslim had for hindu and every hindu had for thw muslims. See 1 question about Curfewed Night….

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The valley is splendidly described. He was from Delhi University too. The second half of his book records his interviews with victims of the army occupation: Kashmir was the largest of the approximately five hundred princely states under British sovereignty. More so, if it goes on for years after cuefewed.

There is no end in sight to this conf This book was a necessary read. 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. Basharat Peer is screenplay writer of Indian Bollywood film haiderwhich is a combination of both Hamlet and Curfewed Night. Hence after a few years, he goes back to his district in Srinagar, where he interviews people who have either lost someone or have lost themselves in the war.

Stories from his childhood sit next to interviews with victims and survivors of the decades of violence.


Maybe that is why he chose to become a journalist. Order by newest oldest recommendations. The author unfolds the honest brutality of the great Indian Army sniffing and raining down bullets if something is slightly curfweed 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.

For all the stories of suffering he seeks out, there is one he cannot bring himself curfewedd look at too closely. As such this book is a welcome contribution to the literature on the subject.

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

Their works, too, have been highlighted. But that did not happen, instead firing on protesters ,arrestdisappearances ,custodial killings ,kidnappings ,assassinations ,and torture dominated in Kashmir. I hoped that someday they could ppeer to their homes where they could sit on balconies and argue with their cousins about changing the TV channel.

Basharat Peer mentions in the book that he wanted to help Kashmir in some way. A s a young student in Delhi, Basharat Peer used to feel a sense of shame each time he walked into a bookshop.

Some of the victims die while others are left scarred for life. It may hurt a few sentiments here and there, but it is what it is in Kashmir.

It is a formidable challenge to tell the stories of Kashmir’s suffering without numbing the readers’ senses, and that Peer is able to do so is testament to his gifts and sensitivity as a writer.

Far more Indians will be willing to accept that maybe India did make well-intentioned mistakes here and there, but find me a Kashmiri cufrewed will accept the same for Kashmir and Kashmiris.

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

If Injustice was done with kashmiri hindus so was with the innocent muslims. Some could be found in the work of the great poet Agha Shahid Ali, but in terms of prose narrative there was nothing in English but “the unwritten books of the Kashmir experience”. The 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. Somehow the book is disjointed, it jumps from one incident to another but the flow is not smooth.

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As with a personal account, there is bound to be some bias, but in this case some of the biases r significant.

A society where a door knock after sunset is nkght alarm for danger to the life and a morning stroll is impossible without an identity card, checks and frisks and the fear of a bomb exploding somewhere nearby is very real, uncertainty of life cannot be more. And, then, it is like a certificate, a degree that you are a real militant! And after finishing this book I feel that the rest of India actually have no right to Curfewed Night is a poignant peek into a Kashmir that the rest of us Indians can’t even fathom to imagine.

Many people have lifted themselves out of poverty, people from very humble backgrounds are making it to colleges and getting decent jobs, more youngsters are opening their own business and so on. We had tea and smoked. The early nineties were a naive, heady time.

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More from the web. Especially, some instances that were jotted are real and sad but they may hurt certain sentiments of a particular diaspora. Basharat Peer was born in Kashmir in Thanks for telling us about the problem. Breaks many presumptions Indians generally have about the Kashmir problem and the Indian army. It thus, reads like an overlong blog post.

One day the state would return to normalcy.

Basharat Peer describes his life in Kashmir from his birth to the time curffewed becomes a successful journalist. Instead of focusing on the politico-historical aspects of the conflict,the author keeps things personal through his own memories and interactions with various actors in the scene – failed militants,disrupted marriages,lost sons,raped brides,dilapidated nihgt.

Since the book is about Kashmir, the author should have also elaborated more on the massacre of the Kashmiri Pandits and the violence meted out to pro-Indian Muslims.