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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Willingly or unwillingly the common man has to help the militants. The narration and writing itself is brilliant. You read about attacks in the newspapers and get the date, death toll, location, and maybe the names of the deceased.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. 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 shrines. In a nutshell, this book is a must-read, not because of the fact that this is a non-fictional and a rather cufrewed account of the fate and history of Kashmir with the author’s own eyes, but rather because it is more real and curfeewed to experience the author’s journey as well as Kashmir’s delicate history in the minds of the readers.

The doctor in the ward asks the father to open a window for his daughter. Both the books capture the forgotten pain of Kashmiri’s we can’t even imagine. May 04, aman kaur rated it really liked it.

Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

It was extremely difficult to finish reading it. I must applaud the author for picking up a topic so close to his heart and exploring it all that he could and then writing it down. If Injustice was done with kashmiri hindus so was with the innocent muslims.


Very obviously, I was instantly left intrigued and arrested after reading the synopsis of this book, while cirfewed it at a quaint yet renowned Kashmiri bookshop located at a congested corner on Residency Road, Srinagar. How terrible it is to live in fear! It thus, reads like an overlong blog post.

But Kashmir—angrier, more violent, more hopeless—was never far away. Lists with This Book. The author of the book, Basharat Peer, being a Kashmiri himself has related to each and every detail provided in the book from the first hand experiences gathered by him. A society where a door knock after sunset is an alarm for danger to the life and a morning stroll curfewe 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.

Read it, prepare to be emotionally devastated. Basharat Peer is screenplay writer of Indian Bollywood film haiderwhich is a combination of both Hamlet and Curfewed Night. The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.

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nught Many poets and authors have been mentioned in the book. They are caught between the militants on one hand and the security forces on the other.

Also, because the Author is known for voicing his support for Pakistan openly. 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”. While Pakistan is still fighting to take control of parts of it, India holds that Kashmir is part of India and granted its autonomy.

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. It was addressed to a young militant leader who had been killed by the security forces, and meant for people glorifying the late militant.


He showed signs of relaxation and turned towards me. How can a few missing lines hurt you?

Curfewed Night

But though he was tempted, like one of his cousins, to join the militants, Peer grew increasingly suspicious of their tactics. Gives you more insights into stories of The book is sensitively written and manages to humanize all sides of the conflict.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It does not lie in the old movies. But he would go back to Kashmir, write this book and then leave again. Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. For the full review, visit IndiaBookStore The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus curfeewd between Srinagar and Muzaffarabadthe capitals of the Indian- and Pakistani-administered regions of Kashmir.

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

Suddenly, he found his Hindu friends stopped coming to school. It may hurt a few sentiments here and there, but it is what it is in Kashmir. Because there has always been a constant war, a constant battle, a constant conflict mainly between Kashmir people and the Indian government over the right to official rule this region, happening inside Kashmir that have been taking thousands and millions of innocent lives, which the world has chose to ignore.

How the Indian government was allowed to get away which such mass atrocities in Kashmir demonstrates the value of false image.