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The book reads like a diary of the author as he follows various stories in his journalistic day to day career. Fighting and dying for freedom was as desired as the noght kiss on adolescent lips. I found the notion that civilians killed in collateral damage were compensated with money and job nighf clear case of state bribery to keep the relatives from pursuing the culprits.

Being a journalist Basharat Peer had maintained his journalistic style writing throughout.

It is the book of Basharat’s Peer experiences, yes, but those experiences include returning to Kashmir and seeking out the stories of others affected by the conflict. It wasn’t a comforting thought.

Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

Many could not marry after that. The author due to his past experiences, is full of hatred and his account may be one-sided and biased. This is a really important book curfeaed was written in the most beautiful way possible for a non-fiction one to be. And it ran through our grief, our anger, our tears, and our silence.

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

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.

Why the mainland is fighting so much to keep them prisoners. Basharat Peer’s powerful memoir inght growing up in war-torn Kashmir. The essential gift book for any pet lover – real-life tales of devoted dogs, rebellious cats and other unforgettable four-legged friends. But what is worse is living forever under the threat of death, of living in chains. 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.


Sep 01, Reshal Suryawanshi rated it really liked it. But, nonetheless, the books remain outstanding bringing the true state of matter in Kashmir, which we people staying outside, could never even fathom to imagine. It is a formidable challenge to tell the stories of Kashmir’s suffering without numbing the readers’ senses, and that Peer is able to peeer so is testament to his gifts and sensitivity as a writer.

After becoming a journalist for an Indian newspaper, Peer reports on other wars far away from home but is inevitably drawn back to Kashmir.

Although towards the end, the author does try to look at it from the other side curfewde it is a mere trifle compared to the rest of the book. We had tea and smoked. There are some opportunists who send others to death but keep their own children safe. Again, a must read for every Indian. He also gives space to the Kashmiri Pandits the title by which Kashmiri Hindus are addressed who were forced to leave the valley basharaf the fighting began.

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 moment. He interviewed many people, who either had lost someone bashafat the militant attacks or army attacks, who survived those attacks and seen the militants and Indian army in action curcewed bullets, someone who lost their young son who crossed the LoC to join the militants, or those who surrendered to Indian Army after being with the militants for a short while.

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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. Those tales shadowed by death and loss, there are also feats of resilience and fortitude. The book was well vy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


The narrative is appealing yet evocative which will make the readers feel with a sense of longing and nostalgia towards their own childhood days. The security forces are also on the lookout for pro-militant people.

Apr 26, Raeesa rated it really liked it. Breaks many presumptions Indians generally have about the Kashmir problem and the Indian army.

Read it only if you are ready to face the reality. 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 bwsharat a map. Some of the victims die while others are left scarred for life. 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 second half of his book records his interviews with the victims of the army occupation.

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

After his graduation, Peer takes up a job at a local daily newspaper as a journalist where he learns about the struggling life a fresh journalist out of college by constantly basuarat on his feet to look out for any kind of breaking story. Basharat Peer was born and raised in Kashmir and this book serves as both his memoir and an elegy for that beautiful but troubled land.

But Kashmir—angrier, more violent, more hopeless—was never far away. Militancy inevitably leads to such a vicious environment where compatriots have nothing but suspicion, fear and hatred for each other.

Many of these men would have preferred to be anywhere else but in Kashmir. Hopefully, every kashmiri pandit would know better to write their story and tell it too.