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See 1 question about Curfewed Night…. Over the following years countless young men, seduced by the romance of the militant, fuelled by feelings curfewev injustice, crossed over the Line of Control to train in Pakistani army camps. Apr 10, Ranjitha rated it liked it.

Otherwise, people wouldn’t take me seriously. How terrible it is to live in fear!

One day the state would return to normalcy. As cudfewed journalist, he does a good job being fair in advancing this view, giving us nuanced and diverse pictures of all the parties involved in the Kashmir-India conflict HE’S narrating and he has a few powerful turns of phrase.

They did it with most boys. 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.

Ghulam Ahmad Peer leer great respect for knowledge, loved books and inculcated the habit of reading in the author. I was amazed at the resilience of many those he interviewed, including so many who have suffered rape, torture and the death of loved ones at the hands of Indian security forces.

If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more. We had tea and smoked. It is the culture, tradition, the people who made kashmir, that was destroyed along with the humanity and brotherhood that existed. The kashmir that was, no longer is.

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

Boosting tourism as the only major attraction, wouldn’t the landlocked Kashmiris have to rely on friendly neighbours to sustain the flow of tourists all the time? This book served as an excellent counterpart to The CollaboratorMirza Waheed’s novel about the crisis in Kashmir in the late s vy early s, as the narrator of that novel and the author of this book are of similar ages and backgrounds. Again, a must read for every Indian. Any political commentator who claims that India is a soft state just needs to look at the excesses of the military in the Valley.


The stories in the book does not have normal flow. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If I nkght correctly, it was commented by the former US president Bill Clinton as the most beautiful, also the most dangerous place in the entire world. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

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Peer was sent off to boarding school in Aligar h to keep out of trouble. He writes about an ill-fated bride who faces extremities of inhumanity on her wedding night, about the torture chamber, PapaII, about the vicious cycle of bribery that kith of the deceased face to noght their compensations, about road travels that were filled with multiple obstacles, about a boy who was forced to hold a curfewedd in his hand while it exploded, about dilapidated temples that was converted into bunkers, about shrinking land space in graveyards, about inhuman treatment, about lost hopes and about strangulatated dreams.

If you notice, both the authors are Kashmiri, one is Kashmiri Pandit and the other a Muslim from Kashmir. It destroyed many lives.

Curfewed Night

Thanks for telling us about the problem. The bookish year-old felt a rush of joy as he heard the men chanting for freedom: Book is disturbing, dark at times honestly revealing li Kashmir caught my interest with the news of death of Burhan wani and havoc state was witnessing. The narrative is appealing yet evocative which will make the readers feel with a sense of longing and nostalgia towards their own childhood days.

But what is worse is living forever under the threat of death, of living in chains. To ask other readers questions about Curfewed Nightplease sign up. In fact, I salute all the Kashmiris for going through all this and still surviving.


Monday 31 December The Kashmir story told by a Kashmiri. And after finishing this book I feel that the rest of India actually have no right to feel any umbrage for a few missing lines on a map. Over the following years countless young men, seduced by the romance of baaharat militant, fueled by feelings of injustice, crossed over the Line of Control to train in Pakistani army camps.

While Indian scientists have been sending missions to the space, there are still people who are killing each other in the name of religion, ethnicity, ideology and what not. Basharzt finally he returned to the valley, no longer the naive year-old but a reporter aware of all those unwritten books of the Kashmir experience. I’m glad that Peer has now chosen to dedicate his nifht to documenting it and I hope that others in India and beyond will follow his example.

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It wasn’t a comforting thought. Some members of the security forces overstep their limits and indulge in torturing innocent people.

How the Bh government was allowed to get away which such mass atrocities in Kashmir demonstrates the value of false image. Though I intended to read it earlier, Basharat Peer’s book went mainstream after the release of ‘Haider’. That was even more powerfully moving than writer trying to be emotional over things that are not. The author has shared an cudfewed about his interactions with a young paramilitary officer.

The fighting stopped inafter the intervention of UN and endorsed a plebiscite for Kashmir to determine which country they wanted to belong to and created a ceasefire line.