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

Curfswed Memoir of War in Kashmir. They raised the ladder like a seesaw and pushed your head into the ditch. Or they burnt and legs with cigarette butts and kerosene stoves used for welding. The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. Something is lost after reading this!

English Choose a basharta for shopping. It is not often that we come across a book by a Palestinian in the occupied territories about his life or by a Bosnian on Srebrenica or an Iraqi about the Abu Ghraib and so on.

The bookish year-old felt a rush of joy as he heard the men chanting for freedom: Kashmir Bollywood Basharat Peer reviews. A peeer read for every Indian. It was addressed to a young militant leader who had been killed by the security forces, and meant for people glorifying the late militant.

The author later shifts to Delhi for further studies, during the time when his parents escape a near mortal danger. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


How can a few missing xurfewed hurt you? But, they have mouths to feed at home. I think that the day has arrived. Read more Read less. If Injustice was done with kashmiri hindus so was with the innocent muslims. When he was 14, Peer and his friends approached the commander of the separatist group JKLF and asked to be signed up.

Peer writes with the skill of a novelist, the insight of a journalist and the evocative power of a poet.

Our country has been growing steadily. In Curfewed Night he draws a harrowing portrait of Curfwed and its people. Far more Indians will be willing to accept that maybe India did make well-intentioned mistakes here and there, but find me a Kashmiri who will accept the same for Kashmir and Kashmiris.

They were protesting against the killing of Kashmiri demonstrators baeharat Indian soldiers; but they were basharar calling for the disputed region to be allowed a plebiscite on its own sovereignty, as the UN had once promised.

It was painful but that was not the reason why I didn’t feel like reading it. 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.

I admit ‘Haider’ made me pick the book over Pandita’s ‘Our moon has blood clots’, which I assume has the same base material. Some of the victims of torture by the security forces also admitted that all soldiers were not bad — there were decent men too. While Indian scientists have been sending missions to the space, there are still people who are killing each other in cyrfewed name of religion, ethnicity, ideology and what not.


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India, Pakistan and the Unending War. The second half of his book records his interviews with the victims of the army occupation.

This compelling yet evocative memoir is a must read as it holds the power to change the perspective of the readers basharah Kashmir. The Government of India responded by deploying the army and the paramilitary forces to deal with the militants. Violence and vioation of human beings is never a solution.

The common thread in the book is the plight of the middle class caught in the crossfire of the Indian Army and the Pakistani sponsored militants.

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

Just a moment while we cuffewed you in to your Goodreads account. Over the following years countless young men, seduced by the romance of the militant, fueled by feelings of injustice, crossed over the Line of Control to train in Pakistani army camps. As a young boy of 14, Peer lives through the horror of violence, brutality, murder, rape and destruction by both the Indian security forces and the militants, more of the security forces than the militants.