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Curfewed Night: a Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir: review
Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Might has a superb feel for language and incident. A world that at times confused you and at times showed you a direction. Towards the end, the author revisits the valley of Kashmir again as a journalist and searches out his old high-school buddies, both Hindus and Muslims, and tries to bring out the composite culture of Kashmir.
This book reminded me of a letter a retired military officer had posted on social media. The writing shows Peer’s love of his ‘homeland’ and his joy and pain on his brief return. Lists with This Book. This book is a must-read for all mainland Indians, particularly the majority community. If Injustice was done with kashmiri hindus so was with the innocent muslims.
My understanding of Kashmir issues was little,so I lined up next few reads on Kashmir. I appreciate Peer Ji’s journalism standards. As the book progresses you stamina will be tested as the story meanders to its end.
But, the author should have talked about the brutalities curfeded on these people which made them refugees in their own state. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders. Both authors have shared the stories as they saw it.
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India, Pakistan and the Unending War. Young children, grown up man, or elderly people; students, workers, or any people in any kind of profession, could be killed because of not only participating in fighting, but also just simply because of living in the bombing zones. The book reads like a diary of the author as he follows various stories in his journalistic day to day career.
Sep 01, Reshal Suryawanshi rated it really liked it.
Peer is a journalist, so that definitely comes off in his memoir- it’s a lot less literary than one would like, but he is definitely able to get his point across. How the Indian government was allowed to get away which such mass atrocities in Kashmir demonstrates the value of false image.
Apr 06, Nirmalya rated it it was amazing. But the beginning of hight conflict, ucrfewed radicalization of kashmiri Islam, the loss of lives and dignity of the Hindus at the hands of the terrorists, their mass exodus under duress, and the religious nature of the ongoing protests are conveniently glossed over, whereas the terrorists are basharrat as heroes, their murders are justified like Yusuf who was killed for being opportunistic, his own parents were almost blasted because an ikhwani had misguided the terrorists etcarmy is demonized and there is no mention of cutfewed sexual humiliation of the locals by the terrorists.
Throughout the book I’ve got to see not only the growth of the author from a little boy with bittersweet, happy and horrendous memories in the land of war, to a grown up man who decided to came back to his root and give Kashmir people, Kashmir war a voice, but also the painful, terrifying situation the Kashmir people have had to endure.
Mar 03, Supratim rated it liked it Shelves: For the full review, visit IndiaBookStore But like the author has valiantly pointed out, local media and the larger world media is just not interested in blaming the largest democracy in the world.
Basharat Peer was born in Kashmir in Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We had tea and smoked. It goes beyond the political rhetoric that envelopes Kashmir and is the authentic bashraat of a ra Kashmir eludes all. Trivia About Curfewed Night.
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Basharat Peer’s powerful memoir about growing up in war-torn Kashmir. The author captures curfewev change among the landscape as well as among the local people’s demeanor when common people started to avenge for what the army did to their and homeland over the years, but mostly because of their demand for plebiscite of Kashmir within its own sovereignty.
For a teenager, Basharat Peer, has seen his glorious days change into nightmare with the begin of insurgency in the peerr. Many of these men would have preferred to be anywhere else but in Kashmir. All in Curfewex, I would say a book which needs to be read with a bit of an unbiased mind. Refresh might try again. As a 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.
This book is not easy to read, although it’s just about facts and memories of a man living in a place called Kashmir.
We haven’t had military boots shoved into our faces, our neighbours and loved ones haven’t been dragged away in the dead of the night by army men, we haven’t lost an entire generation of young men fighting for freedom against a state that they scarcely feel any connection to and we certainly don’t have the right to make the choice about Kashmir. In such a scenario, it is always the common man who ends up suffering the most.