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So I would say the review of such book All in All, I would say a book which needs to be read with a bit of an unbiased mind. This book served as an excellent counterpart to The CollaboratorMirza Waheed’s novel about the crisis in Kashmir in the late s and early s, as the narrator of that novel and the author of this book are of similar ages and backgrounds.

But the beginning of the conflict, the radicalization of kashmiri Islam, the loss of lives and dignity of the Currfewed at the hands of the terrorists, their mass exodus under duress, and the religious nature of the ongoing niight are conveniently glossed over, whereas the terrorists are painted as heroes, their murders curdewed justified like Yusuf who was killed for being opportunistic, his own parents were almost blasted because an ikhwani had misguided the terrorists etcarmy is demonized and there is no mention of the sexual humiliation of the locals by the terrorists.

A society where a door knock after sunset is an alarm for danger to the life and a morning stroll nigbt 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.

It was extremely difficult to finish reading it. It is the book of Basharat’s Peer experiences, yes, but those experiences include returning to Kashmir and seeking out the stories of others affected by the conflict.

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. But, as curfewedd father would say, being a kashmiri pandit, the sufferings of KPs remain minor as their numbers. My father’s family was a part of the Kashmiri diaspora. He apologized; the room full of journalists apologized back. Apr 10, Ranjitha rated it liked it. One of the best book I have ever read.


After his graduation, Peer takes up a job at a local daily newspaper as a journalist where he learns about the struggling life a fresh journalist out of college by constantly staying on his feet to look out for any kind of breaking story. For a teenager, Basharat Peer, basharatt seen his glorious days change into nightmare with the begin of insurgency in the state.

Insightful, personal and very readable.

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

Brilliant study of Kashmir conflict studied together. Kashmiris’ faced violence, irrespective of their religion.

But in the Kashmir valley, even the life of a student was nibht. The book is a depiction of the author’s rather personal nighg of his life in the militant ‘s of Kashmir.

After becoming a journalist for an Indian newspaper, Peer reports on other wars far away from home peef is inevitably drawn back to Kashmir. 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 buildings with traditional architecture overlooking the river Jhelum or its tributary Lidder river or the Dal Lake in the city of Srinagar.

The war comes closest to home when a man with a personal grudge against his father convinces the militants that the elder Peer is the enemy; his parents narrowly escape nighg land mine intended to kill them. I would definitely recommend this book to people who want to know more about Kashmir niggt well as most Indians, who really have NO idea what’s going on or don’t care. A Memoir of a Lost Home in Kashmir. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

For the year-old Basharat Peer ofthe heroes of the Kashmir conflict were obvious. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


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Curfewed Night

View all 3 comments. May be those demonstrations and not the armed militancy would have become the dominant aspect of politics in Kashmir, maybe Indians and Kashmiris ,could have talked and peerr of deaths might have been avoided. After his graduation, he takes up a job at a local newspaper as a journalist. The book reads like a diary of the author as he follows various stories in his journalistic day to day career.

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Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

After tribal attacks from the Pakistani tribes, the Maharaja of Kashmir, Hari Singh, chose to sign a treaty of accession with India and also demanded a referendum later. It wasn’t a comforting thought.

But the worst was when they inserted copper wire into my penis and gave electric shocks. Peer, a studious young man whose father is a respected government official in Srinagar, the summertime capital of Kashmir, shares his personal experiences as his village, like others throughout the region, experience great hardship and tragedy during the Indian Army curfewec against separatist militants and those who support them.

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This book provides a platform, it is the trailblazer for other Kashmiri voices to make themselves heard. But I strongly believe, it should no longer be just about being a hindu or a muslim. It seems while penning his memoir, the author has simply poured out all his emotions from his best days bashaarat his nightmarish days in Kashmir.