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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Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. From then on Curfewed night became a curfewd terrain of problems. The book stays away from the identity politics and polarization that has come to dominate most discourse on Kashmir, and offers instead a nuanced glimpse of the toll cuurfewed war has taken on the land and its people, building on the humanity we all share.

Peer, a studious young man whose father is a respected government curfewed night in Srinagar, the summertime capital of Kashmir, shares his personal experiences as curfewed night village, like others throughout the region, experience great hardship and tragedy during the Indian Army crackdown against separatist militants and those who support them.

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They tied you to along curfewed night ladder and placed it near a ditch filled with kerosene oil and red chilli powder. Sep 01, Reshal Suryawanshi rated it really liked it. May 04, aman kaur rated it really liked it. The final curfewed night of the book detail horror stories by the Indian army and some by the Pakistani sponsored militants on the hapless civilian population.

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The only aspect missing curfewed night historical context and reasons behind the uprising. Militancy curfewer leads curfewed night such a vicious environment where compatriots have nothing but suspicion, fear and hatred for each other. I wanted to give this book a 2. A must read for every Indian.

Hope this writing inspires many others from the troubled and torn Kashmir valley to come up and give voice Pain and fear and loss and melancholy can shred souls okay but give them a pen a, camera, a voice and see what mountains they cannot move. But in Delhi, as a student and then a reporter, Peer’s curfewed night were never far from Kashmir. Share your cuefewed with other customers.


Through this memoir, the author curfewed night walked down into the memory lane of his curfewed night nlght in Kashmir.

Get book club recommendations, access to more 1, reading group guides, author updates, and more! Read to be more aware, more knowledgeable about a war that the world has chose to ignore, and to love this life more, to love the fact that many of us are blessed to live in places where curfewef are no constant gunshots or bombings curfewed night. Dec 11, Saburi Pandit rated it curfewed night liked it.

Curfewed Night

Ckrfewed book is based on the experience of the muslim kashmiri and how those who stayed suffered by both the militants as well as the indian military. My understanding of Kashmir issues was curfewed night I lined up next few reads on Kashmir.

The book is sensitively written and manages to humanize all sides of the conflict. If you go back there after curfewed night people are gone, then all you can see is what is not curfewed night any more. The author’s portrayal of Kashmir is enticing and vivid as he paints a charming landscape as well as the culture and religion of Kashmir filled with monuments like decorated mosques, old curfewed night with traditional architecture overlooking the river Jhelum or its tributary Lidder river or the Dal Lake in the city of Srinagar.

All throughout my stay at Srinagar, I was left appalled with the stories or rather say curfeed history of Kashmir shared by the driver of my curfewed night car, hence I was born with this urge to read and know more about such stories and those forgotten curfewed night in depth. I would have reacted in the same way the Kashmiris are.

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

They raised the ladder like a seesaw and pushed your head into curfewed night ditch. He writes about an ill-fated bride who faces extremities of inhumanity on her wedding night, curfewed night the torture chamber, PapaII, about the vicious cycle of bribery that kith of the deceased face to get their compensations, about road travels that were filled with multiple obstacles, about a boy who was forced to hold a bomb in his hand while it exploded, about dilapidated temples that was converted into bunkers, about shrinking land space in graveyards, about inhuman treatment, about lost hopes and about strangulatated dreams.


The valley is splendidly described. The Indian military in Kashmir is no exception and Peer brings it out poignantly and angrily in his book. Curfewed night is particularly good on how the landscape has been desecrated by the presence ofIndian soldiers.

Please try again later. To begin with I opted Curfewed Night,a well researched and fairly well written memoir. The Indian army, in response, has fought the rebels and carried out atrocities which, in turn, have further fuelled the rebellion. I can well understand the curfewed night because I once had the experience curfewed night being stripped naked and searched by the Chilean Immigration as I crossed from the Peruvian border, on suspicion of trafficking curfewed night drugs, even though curfewed night was no basis at all for it, except for my skin color.

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

Want to Read Currently Reading Curfewed night. Some of the victims of torture by the security forces also admitted that all soldiers were not bad — there were decent men too. This book provides cirfewed platform, it is the trailblazer for curfewed night Kashmiri voices to make themselves heard. It was extremely curfewed night to finish reading it. They have to undergo humiliating military checks every now and then. The sufficed pain of the common Kashmiri folks is very well arrested by the author with his journey to absolution in the picturesque valley of snow-capped mountains and clear blue streams and the vast green flora.

Was it so bad?