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

At the end of Curfewed Night Peer crosses the “line of control” the Indo-Pak ceasefire line which functions as a de facto border separating one part of Kashmir from the other. All in all this is one persons perspective- a devout Kashmiri Muslim from the Valley. It may hurt a few sentiments here and there, but it is what it is in Kashmir.

Half of the family emigrated to Pakistan during the partition. Peer writes with the skill of a novelist, the insight of a journalist and the evocative power of a poet.

Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

If you notice, both the authors are Kashmiri, one is Kashmiri Bashraat and the other a Muslim from Kashmir. But, they have mouths to feed at home.

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Sep 07, Arvind rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

The narrative is appealing yet evocative which will make the readers feel with a sense of longing and nostalgia towards their own childhood days.

It lurked on my bookshelf for so long because I used to pick it up, read a few pages, put it down and pick up another book. And since this one-sided view showed a lot of hat I had a really tough time with this book. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The second half of his book records his interviews with the victims nibht the army occupation.

That’s fine in a word news piece; in a memoir, there needs to be some growth.

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It ran through the reels of Bollywood coming to life in dark theatres, it ran through conversations in coffee shops and on television screens showing cricket matches, it ran through families and dinner talk, it ran through whispers of lovers. An important book which must be made mandatory reading for students An evocative account of life in Kashmir. Violence and vioation of human beings is never a solution. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.


His grief is clearly expressed in these lines: The kashmir that was taken away from both the muslims absharat the hindus. The author was a teenager when the militancy started in his home state of Kashmir.

View all 3 comments. Peer, a curfeqed 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 crackdown against separatist militants and those who support them. He also nght space to the Kashmiri Pandits the title by which Kashmiri Hindus are addressed who were forced to leave the valley when the fighting began.

Basharat Peer was a teenager when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir in The six-mile ride from his school to home carried with it the possibility of being caught in gunfire or encountering a land mine.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? In such a scenario, it is always the common man who ends up suffering the most. I talked about my friends form my Delhi University days. Sep 18, Vinit rated it liked it.