Jun 4, As a young student in Delhi, Basharat Peer used to feel a sense of shame each time he walked into a bookshop. There were books written by. Curfewed Night has ratings and reviews. Supratim said: This book tells the story of Kashmir as seen through the eyes of the author, Basharat Pe. 4 quotes from Curfewed Night: ‘Newspapers routinely refer to the missing men as ‘disappeared persons’, and their waiting wives are the ‘half-widows’.’.

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It is a sad tale which grips you and emotionally moves you. He showed signs of relaxation and turned towards me.

But don’t pder a joyous roller coaster. But though he was tempted, like one of his cousins, to join the militants, Peer grew increasingly suspicious of their tactics.

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

Sample this; “Spring was the season of green mountains and meadows, blushing snow and the expanse of yellow mustard flowers in the fields around our village. But he is not a writer who will fall back on the comfortable assertion that everyone wronged and everyone was wronged — the heart of this book is a demand for justice for the Kashmiri people, whose suffering at the hands of the Indian security forces has been beyond measure.

Violence and vioation of human beings is never a solution. Book mainly focuses on nineties of Kashmir. Or they burnt and legs with cigarette butts and kerosene stoves used for welding. But, as my father would say, being a kashmiri pandit, the sufferings of KPs remain minor as their numbers.

In such a scenario, it is always the common man who ends up suffering the most. A s a young student in Delhi, Basharat Peer used to feel a sense of shame each time he walked into a bookshop. Many young boys crossed the Line of Control that divides Indian Kashmir and the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, and received training and arms from Pakistani terrorist groups.


Countless of people dying and being buried without being identified, hundreds of mothers and fathers crying over the deaths of their children; man being pointed out, tortured and stolen lives right in the modern times But I strongly believe, it should no longer be just about being a hindu or a muslim. Views Read Edit View history. In the end they are lucky: Hope this writing inspires many others from the troubled and torn Kashmir valley to come up and give voices to their stories.

The Kashmir story told by a Kashmiri.

I hoped that some day they could return to their homes. Jun 15, Maha rated it it was ok. Another one which definitely needs a special mention is: What that allusive independence will mean to ordinary Kashmiris is not very clear.

It should be about being a Hights. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Young children, grown up man, or elderly people; students, workers, or any people in any kind of profession, could be killed because of not only participating in fighting, but also just simply because of living in the bombing zones. We haven’t had military boots shoved into our faces, our neighbours and loved curfeed haven’t been dragged away in the dead of the night by army men, we haven’t lost an entire generation of young men fighting for freedom against a state that they scarcely feel any connection to and we certainly don’t have the right to make the choice about Kashmir.


If you notice, both the authors curfweed Kashmiri, one is Kashmiri Pandit and b other a Muslim from Kashmir. 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.

The book details the massacres purported by the Indian army as well as the atrocities committed by the Pakistani trained militancy making me wonder where the loyalties of ordinary Kashmiris actually lay?

What emerges out of this is a book cufrewed will make for uncomfortable reading to anyone who sincerely believes in the Idea of India. The narration and writing itself is brilliant. A Memoir of a Lost Home in Kashmir.

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

That way you can have a significant positive impact on the lives of the people who care about or claim to curfewrd about. There is no end in sight to this conflict, but it will be altogether impossible if there are no more Basharaf Peers curfewec for their generation. 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 think that the day has arrived. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The valley is splendidly described. Kashmir Bollywood Basharat Peer reviews.

Trivia About Curfewed Night. Nobody should have to live under these conditions with shattered dreams and hopelessness.