Curfewed Night [Basharat Peer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Since the independence of India, Kashmir has been a major concern for. 13 Aug Early in this extraordinary memoir, the Kashmir-born writer Basharat Peer recounts the tense moments of a cricket match between India and. Read Curfewed Night book reviews & author details and more at The author, Basharat Peer, is an Indian journalist born in Kashmir but currently.

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A complete edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, curtewed in linen and beautifully baaharat in a special slipcase. The young Basharat came to an agreement with his father that he would wait a few years before deciding whether or not to sign up, and in the meantime he would study.

They can face bullets, bombs, or lynch mob anytime. Basharat Peer mentions in the book that he wanted to help Kashmir in some way. After becoming a journalist for an Indian newspaper, Peer reports on other wars far away from home but is inevitably drawn back to Kashmir.

Curfewed Night

If Injustice was done with kashmiri hindus so was with the innocent muslims. Curfewed Night is a poignant peek into a Kashmir that the rest of us Indians can’t even fathom to imagine. Get to Know Us. Book mainly focuses on nineties of Kashmir. The author compares Kashmiri revolt to Prague and East Berlin but fails to point out that both revolts were against failing states and not against a economic giant like India, which boosts quite a considerable clout in the world opinion at the nighy.

I had a basuarat tough time with this book.

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How terrible it is to live in fear! Aug 26, Swati Agrawal rated it it was amazing. At the end of Curfewed Night Peer crosses the “line of ckrfewed the Indo-Pak ceasefire line which functions as a de facto border separating one part of Kashmir from the other.

Lists with This Book. Oct 21, Satyam Sai rated it really liked it. It continues, following the course of his life, as he becomes a journalist in Delhi. Peer has a superb feel for language and incident.


This review is useless without an excerpt. But I strongly believe, it should no longer be just about being a hindu or a muslim.

But what is worse is living forever under the threat of death, of living in chains. This book provides a platform, it is the trailblazer for other Kashmiri voices to make themselves heard.

They raised the ladder like a seesaw and pushed your head into the ditch. That’s why I gave it 5 stars, although there were some little details that I may not have liked or understood completely. The book is available in paperback. 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.

But the prose is such that it will evoke a vehement response from all readers it touches. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Basharat Peer is screenplay writer of Indian Bollywood film haiderwhich is a combination of both Hamlet and Curfewed Night. The final chapters of the book detail horror stories by the Indian army and some by the Pakistani sponsored militants on the hapless civilian population.

The author has vividly portrayed the sufferings of the common Kashmiris. The author later shifts to Delhi for further studies, during the time when his parents escape a near mortal danger. The pacing is smooth and swift as the author gradually pulls his readers into the depth of his memoir. The author meets up and interviews different people affected by the conflict in one way or the other- former classmates- turned- militants, survivors of torture camps, people who have lost entire families and turned to faith and poetry, rape victims, Kashmiri pandits displaced from home, educated professionals who could have lived safer and better lives outside Kashmir but chose to return or stay back.

The mindless violence would stop, and the money spent on deploying and maintaining the security forces could be spent on social welfare such as healthcare, infrastructure and education.

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The novel ends on a poignant note, with the author wishing that a wave of the hand could erase the Line Of Control from our hearts and minds. Basharat Peer describes his life in Kashmir from his birth to the time he becomes a successful journalist. Breaks many presumptions Indians generally have about the Kashmir problem and the Indian army. Do they really want freedom from India and if so are they willing to write their history in blood?


An important book which must be made mandatory reading for students An evocative account of life in Kashmir.

All occupying military forces are cruel, insensitive and brutal by nature of curdewed position as occupiers. And those stories are really powerful and honest enough to bring tear in the eyes of the readers. For anyone who hasn’t heard about this place, it is located between India and Pakistan, and it is absolutely beautiful.

In the US, you get only sanitised reporting on Iraq and Afghanistan and not the truth. However, a more detailed history of the region and the origins of the recent crisis would have made this a much better book, in my opinion, although I would strongly recommend this book for anyone who is unfamiliar with Kashmir or its people.

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

Explore the Home Gift Guide. It goes beyond the political rhetoric that envelopes Kashmir and is the authentic story of a ravaged land that continues to labour and breathe.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. From blood boiling rage to moistened eyes, from recalling Manto to unearthing some precious childhood memories, this fast and focussed narrative by Basharat Peer made me see it all.

The commander laughed them away, and a few days later Peer’s family heard what had happened and intervened. While working as a newspaper journalist there, he is assigned to write stories about the growing crisis in Kashmir. Deeply disturbed by what he sees there, and facing discrimination as a Muslim Kashmiri in Delhi, he decides to abandon his career as a journalist and write a book about the people he knew, those Kashmiris of different backgrounds he encounters, and the troubled past and recent history of the region.