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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. This book on a literary level is extremely well written.

But five years on, despite occasional gestures from both the governments, curfewrd is still a distant prospect for the people of Kashmir. The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.

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

He finished college and became a journalist in Delhi. India, Pakistan and the Unending War.

To ask other readers questions about Curfewed Nightplease sign up. English Choose a language for shopping. Not that kind of emotionally moving nighht a trait often belongs to the books that I normally gave 5 stars rating to – cufewed I still gave this book 5 stars.

While Pakistan is still fighting to take control of parts of it, India holds that it is still a part of the diverse country and has granted it autonomy.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There were books written by people from almost every conflict zone of the age, but where were the stories of his own homeland of Kashmir?


Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

They did it with most boys. View all 18 comments. The kashmir that was, no longer is. The commander laughed them away, and a few days later Peer’s family heard what had happened and intervened. To get the story of both sides, I picked this book by Basharat Peer.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The kashmir we have heard stories of, the love and brotherhood every muslim had for hindu and every hindu had for thw muslims. The Everyone wished they had sons instead of daughters It’s a great depiction of the author’s rather personal tale of his life in the militant ‘s of Kashmir.

Some of the victims die while others are left scarred for life. Personal experiences are woven seamlessly into the recounting of greater events. The stories jump from one incident to another. Aug 12, Umesh Kesavan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another one which definitely needs a special mention is: These groups also often have links with the Taliban.

They ended up in slum-like places in Jammu or some moved to other places in India. The author’s father manages to make his son leave the unrest and struggling valley of paradise so that he can finish his education without any disturbance in Aligarh. Many teenagers cross the Line of Control, to train in Pakistani army camps.

Its cost in lives lost, futures shattered, innocence lost, dignity humbled, and more.


These groups also often have links with the Taliban. The author has vividly portrayed the sufferings of the common Kashmiris. At first, I wanted him to be more analytical- especially at the end, and give his thoughts on a solution to the situation, etc- but he doesn’t.

The fact remains that Kashmir was never an independent entity, annexed by the Moghuls, Sikhs, Hindus, and Indians, thereby making independence an alien circumstance for the Kashmiri common man. Many parents, including Peer’s, sent their sons away to finish their education far away from the valley. But the Kashmiri demonstrations faded curfeqed after the massacres of protestors like Gawkadal Massacre, which is described as worst massacre in Kashmir history.

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This is a really important book that was written in the most beautiful way possible for a non-fiction one to be. The book is good, but it would have been great if talked about the perspective of the security forces also.

He has worked as an editor at Foreign Affairs and served as a correspondent at Tehelka, India’s leading English language weekly.