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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. But he was sent basharqt school in Aligarh, to stay away from the violence in Kashmir.

The only aspect missing is historical context and reasons behind the uprising.

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

Deeply moving and disturbing stories of all of them- Muslim badharat who joined the militancy, dreamed of Azaadi but died young labelled as terrorists; Hindu Pandits who flee the serene valley to the hustling plains, only with a hope of returning back some day; and Kashmiris staring at the gun nozzle from both the sides. May 04, aman Caur rated it really liked it.

I am glad I accepted it, because Curfewed Night is easily one of the best books I have read this year. The author’s way of expressing and putting those details in parallel with his growing up was not that kind of absolutely emotional or heartbreaking; instead, he chose a kinda cold, natural way of baaharat, and let the details, the incidents, be emotional themselves. After hearing both Pakistani and Indian sides to this crucial argument, I must say that the Kashmiri voice is essential.

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 basahrat. Many could not marry after that. The six-mile ride from his school to home carried with it the possibility of being caught in gunfire or encountering a land mine.


Read it only if you are ready to face the reality. It is also difficult to not be taken in ppeer the poetry nibht Peer’s writing: I would definitely recommend this book to people who want to know bashaarat about Kashmir as well as most Indians, who really have NO idea what’s going on or don’t care.

Such biased and false reporting seems to be endemic of all media representing the majority. He travels back to his home village, and encounters former friends and neighbors, Hindu and Muslim, there and in Srinagar and Jammu. Peer has a superb feel for language and incident. This left me aghast: 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 curfewef story.

Basharat Peer was a teenager when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir in 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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The stories picturing the enticing landscape of Kashmir valley slowly start to show the dark side of the valley filled with army bunkers, patrolling cars and army personnel guarding and checking the common Kashmiri folks disturbing the normalcy in their lives.

As the author, I too hope that some day the war and the reasons for its existence would disappear like footsteps on winter snow. He finished college and became a journalist in Delhi. A very readable account of the Kashmiri man’s side of the story. It is written more as a chronology of Basharat Peer’s life than as a history of Kashmir.

The book is sensitively written and manag I’m frequently amazed at how little contemporary reporting there is on the Kashmir conflict, given the staggering militarization and human suffering that it has engendered. It continues, following the course of his life, as he becomes a journalist in Delhi.

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It is also difficult to not Though I intended to read it earlier, Basharat Peer’s book went mainstream after the release of ‘Haider’. Even today bsaharat can find many Kashmiri Muslims supporting Pakistan and are very vocal about it.


The author captures the change among the landscape as well as among the local people’s demeanor when common people started to avenge for what the army did to their and homeland over the years, but mostly because of their demand for plebiscite of Kashmir within its own sovereignty. My understanding of Kashmir issues was little,so I lined up next few reads on Kashmir. It lurked on my bookshelf for so long because I used to pick it up, read a bqsharat pages, put it down and pick up another book.

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. I talked about my friends form my Delhi University days. The books provide a clear picture of the ongoing violence in Kashmir through the author’s writing.

The author due to his past experiences, is full of hatred and his account may be one-sided and biased. I just loved it so so very much.

Towards the end, the author revisits the valley of Kashmir again as a journalist and searches out his old high-school buddies, both Hindus and Muslims, and tries to bring out the composite culture of Kashmir. But the worst was when they inserted copper baasharat into my penis and gave electric shocks. After tribal attacks from the Pakistani tribes, the Maharaja of Kashmir, Hari Singh, chose to sign a curfeweed of accession with India and also demanded a referendum later.