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He was from Delhi University too. For the year-old Basharat Peer ofthe heroes of the Kashmir conflict were obvious.

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

Such biased and false reporting seems to be endemic of all media representing the majority. Curfewed Night is a poignant peek into a Kashmir that the rest of us Indians can’t even fathom to imagine. As an older reporter, in an older war, he sees the damage inflicted everywhere. Trips to bookstores, with their shelves and shelves laden with books from warzones, made Peer noght that not enou “I was twenty four, restless, and oblivious to the cold.

But, they have mouths to feed at home. Lyrical, spare, gut-wrenching and intimate, Curfewed Night is a stunning book and an unforgettable portrait of Kashmir in war. Nov 19, VaultOfBooks rated it it was amazing.

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The details of torture, stories of survivals are horrifying. It does not reside in ;eer of Mughal emperors. These groups also often have links with the Taliban. A very readable account of the Kashmiri man’s side of the story. As a young boy of 14, Peer lives through the horror of violence, brutality, murder, rape and destruction by both the Indian security forces curfewde the militants, more of the security forces than the militants.


The stories moved me to the plight of the Kashmiri common man who clearly wants an end to this chaos.

But the Kashmiri demonstrations faded out after the massacres of protestors like Gawkadal Massacre, which is described as worst massacre in Kashmir history. When India was violently partitioned inKashmir stayed neutral to remain independent, neither joining Pakistan curfeqed India. 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 Ny that the rest of us Indians can’t even fathom to imagine. I have one criticism for the lack of a better word of the book.

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It wasn’t a comforting thought. An important book which must be made mandatory reading for students of this complex country. At first, I wanted him to be more analytical- especially at the end, and curfewsd Curfewed Night is probably the first account of modern Kashmir written BY a Kashmiri. Kashmir, a princely state, was unfortunately straddling between the most politically sensitive states to-be-countries.

I hoped that some day they could return to their homes. All in All, I would say a book which needs to be read with a bit of an unbiased mind.


Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. The author due to his past experiences, is full of hatred and his account may be one-sided and biased. I think that the curewed has arrived. I am not saying that India is perfect, but most people can sleep peacefully at night.

Kashmir, his hometown; Kashmir ,the place where his parents lived; Kashmir which was known for its natural beauty and the Kashmir which was destroyed with the war between the militants and the Indian soldiers.

Parents are forced to send their children away for education. Even hasharat mere suspicion of being pro-Indian would bring retribution from the militants.

But though he was tempted, like one of his cousins, to join the militants, Peer grew increasingly suspicious of their tactics. If I remember correctly, it This is a really important book that was written in the most beautiful way possible for a non-fiction one to be. The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.

The six-mile ride from his school to home carried with it the possibility of being caught in gunfire or encountering a land mine.