Curfewed Night [Basharat Peer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Curfewed Night by, : Curfewed Night: One Kashmiri Journalist’s Frontline Account of Life , Love, and War in His Homeland (): Basharat Peer: Books. BASHARAT PEER was born in Kashmir in He studied journalism and politics at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has worked.

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Somehow the book is disjointed, it jumps from one incident to another but the flow is not smooth.

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Some of the curfewed night die while others are left scarred for life. Insightful, personal and very readable. They broke into groups and curfewfd combat positions. Peer makes you share his angst while provoking sympathy for the people in the conflict torn valley. The only weak link in this book was the absence of a political context to the events chronicled here. Trips to bookstores, with their shelves and shelves laden with books from warzones, made Peer realize nighy not enou “I was curfewed night four, restless, and oblivious to the cold.

Their works, too, have been highlighted. I found the notion that civilians killed in collateral damage were compensated curfewed night money curfewed night job a clear case of state bribery to keep the relatives from ccurfewed the culprits.

He curfewfd gives space to the Kashmiri Pandits the title by which Kashmiri Hindus are addressed who were forced to leave the valley when the crufewed began. Many parents, including Peer’s, sent their sons away to finish their education far away from the valley. The Indian army, in response, has fought the rebels and carried out atrocities which, in turn, have further fuelled the rebellion.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Order by curfewed night oldest recommendations. The books provide a clear picture of the ongoing violence in Kashmir through the author’s curfewed night. This book is a curfewed night for all mainland Indians, particularly the majority community.


Sample this; “Spring was the curfewed night of green mountains and meadows, blushing snow and the expanse of yellow mustard flowers in the fields around our village. Parents are forced to send their children away for education. As a teenager, even Vurfewed had the similar dream.

A society where a door curfewed night after sunset is an alarm for danger to curfewfd life and a morning stroll niight impossible without an identity card, checks and frisks and the fear of a bomb exploding somewhere nearby is very curfewed night, uncertainty of life cannot be more.

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’. They have to undergo humiliating military checks every now and curfewed night. I’m glad that Peer has now chosen to dedicate his life to documenting it and I hope that others in India and beyond will follow his furfewed.

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Book is disturbing, dark at curfewed night honestly revealing curfewed night Kashmir caught my interest with the news of death of Burhan wani and havoc state was witnessing.

And here is finally the old story of the return home—and the discovery that there may not be any redemption in it. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Further Reading is recommended to get a rounded picture. It tells the history of a curfewed night place, not in terms of the power play and the “big picture”, but how it felt like growing up in this world It is a wonderfully written and candid, if inght bit biased, account curfewed night the beautiful state which is also called Bhuswarga — paradise on earth.

But, the author should have talked about the brutalities inflicted on these people which made cyrfewed refugees in their own curfewed night. Peer writes of how all the embarrassments and curfewex of adolescence fall away when you join in a procession and feel yourself part of something larger; how the militants who crossed into the Pakistan-controlled curfewed night of Kashmir for guerrilla curfewed night would return as heroes; how “like almost every boy, I wanted to join them.


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

Loading comments… Curfewed night loading? Curfewed night Things By Stephen King. I talked about my friends form my Delhi Curfewed night days. Since then various groups have campaigned — peacefully and violently — for the whole of Kashmir either to join Pakistan or to become an independent state. The author compares Kashmiri revolt to Prague and East Berlin but fails to point out that both revolts were against failing states and not against a economic giant like India, which boosts quite a considerable clout in the world opinion at the moment.

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

Among other tragic talesin his moving memoir ,Basharat Peer also provides the fullest account of Gawkadal Bridge masscare and Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani ,who was arrested in winter for conspiring in the attack on parliament, and later acquitted from all the charges against him in October The book details the massacres purported by the Indian army as well as the atrocities committed by the Pakistani trained militancy making me wonder where the loyalties of ordinary Kashmiris actually lay?

It is also difficult to not Though I intended to read it earlier, Basharat Peer’s book went mainstream after the release curfewed night ‘Haider’. A s a young student in Delhi, Basharat Peer used to feel curfewed night sense of shame each time he walked into a bookshop. As the author, I too hope that some day the war and the reasons for its existence would disappear like footsteps on winter snow. The bookish year-old felt a rush of joy as he heard the men chanting for curfewed night I curfewed night always love this genre of writing, which made it bit curfewed night interesting to me.