– Buy Curfewed Night book online at best prices in India on . Read Curfewed Night book reviews & author details and more at Peer’s Curfewed Night is an extraordinary memoir that does a great deal to bring the Kashmir conflict out of the realm of political rhetoric. Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer. A new star of Indian non-fiction is born with this searing memoir about the bloody struggle for justice in.

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A very readable account of the Kashmiri man’s side of the story. Unfortunately, where there is no truth there can be no reconcilation or resolution. The kashmir we have heard stories of, the love and brotherhood every muslim had for hindu and every hindu had for thw muslims.

Boosting tourism as the only major attraction, wouldn’t the landlocked Kashmiris have to rely on friendly neighbours to sustain the flow of tourists all the time? They live in fear of the security forces as well as the militants. Peer grew up in Kashmir during the height of the insurgency, which has now left some 70, Kashmiris dead, and many more scarred and wounded.

He also gives space to the Kashmiri Pandits the title by which Kashmiri Hindus are addressed who were forced to leave the valley when the fighting began.

I would have reacted in the same way the Kashmiris are. He sits at a bus-stop waiting for the bus to take him to Kunan Poshpura, but when it arrives he just goes on sitting, listening to the sound of the revving engine, and watching the bus drive away. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

And, there’s no doubt that Basharat Peer came to my rescue with his memoir where he narrates his childhood glory days turning into a nighg 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 the course of so many years.

Nignt such poem by Agha Shahid Ali has been quoted which Ckrfewed would like to mention: It is a sad tale which grips you and emotionally moves you. Peer had covered most famous and publicized stories of nineties those featured Kashmiris. I hoped that someday they could return to their homes where they could sit on balconies and argue with their cousins noght changing the TV channel. Being a journalist Basharat Peer had maintained his journalistic style writing throughout.


From then on Kashmir became a turbulent terrain of problems.

In a memorable passage, Peer describes walking into a New Delhi bookshop and being overcome “with a sense of shame” that almost nothing was available in English on the struggle he had grown up with. Since then various groups have campaigned — peacefully and violently — for the whole of Kashmir either to join Pakistan or to become an independent state. Kashmir Bollywood Basharat Peer reviews. He travels back to his home village, and encounters former friends and neighbors, Hindu and Muslim, there and in Srinagar and Jammu.

Of politicians living in refurbished torture chambers and former militants dreaming of discotheques; of idyllic villages rigged with landmines, temples which have become army bunkers, and ancient sufi shrines decapitated in bomb blasts. I cjrfewed ‘Haider’ made me pick the book over Pandita’s ‘Our moon has blood clots’, which I assume has the same base material. The book is a compiled list of history of Kashmir and what curfesed has seen all this years; how the people there have survived, killed and been killed.

The author meets up and interviews different people affected by the conflict in one way or the other- former classmates- turned- militants, survivors of torture camps, people who have lost entire families and turned to cudfewed and poetry, rape victims, Kashmiri pandits displaced from home, educated professionals who could have lived safer and better lives outside Kashmir but chose to return or stay back.

This book tells the story of Kashmir as seen through the eyes of the author, Basharat Peer. As an older reporter, in an older war, he sees the damage inflicted everywhere. Sep 01, Reshal Suryawanshi rated it really liked it. 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.

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Both authors have shared the stories as they saw it. 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’. In FebruaryBasharat Peer currewed a procession moving through his Kashmiri village towards a Sufi shrine.

Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

Though I intended to read it earlier, Basharat Peer’s book went mainstream after the release of ‘Haider’. Basharat Peer mentions in the book that he wanted to help Kashmir in some way.

I get, sort of, what he’s trying to do here, to give us an image of Kashmiris as basically a nation without a state, stuck within the nation-state of India and to take the religious nlght of the conflict between Pakistan and India OVER Kashmir off the table. This book provides a platform, it is the trailblazer for other Kashmiri voices to make themselves heard. A few years later there is more luck: But the worst was when they inserted copper wire into my penis and gave electric shocks.

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Might even be the first to do so from the valley. Basharat Peer was born and raised in Kashmir and this book serves as both his memoir and an elegy for that beautiful but troubled land. Some of the victims die while others niggt left scarred for life. In contrast to the narrator of Waheed’s novel, who seeks to travel to Pakistan to join his childhood friends and become a freedom fighter, Peer, with the help of his family, moves to Delhi to finish secondary school and attend law school.

Like Telegraph Books on Facebook. It seems while penning his memoir, the author has simply poured out all his emotions from his best days to his nightmarish days in Kashmir.