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Somehow the book is disjointed, it jumps from one incident to another but the flow is not smooth. The torture that had killed thousands of Kashmiris, and curfewde survived through where no less than dead.

Far more Indians will cuefewed willing to accept that maybe India did make well-intentioned mistakes here and there, but find me a Kashmiri who will accept pedr same for Kashmir and Kashmiris. It was addressed to a young militant leader who had been killed by the security forces, and meant for people glorifying the late militant.

The author’s writing is expressive and is extremely personal thus the readers are nigth to feel a connection towards the author’s plight. 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. Then why did you go to Pakistan? The stories moved me to the plight of the Kashmiri common man who clearly wants an end to this chaos.

Jun 03, Kartik rated it really liked it Shelves: See 1 question about Curfewed Night….

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I had a really tough time with this book. A few years later there is more luck: It is also difficult to not Though I intended to read it earlier, Basharat Peer’s book went mainstream after the release of ‘Haider’.


But don’t expect a joyous roller coaster. Darshika Kathane please tell me about themes of the book and character of the book.

The book details the massacres purported by the Indian army as well as the atrocities committed by the Pakistani trained militancy making me wonder where the loyalties of ordinary Kashmiris actually lay? A s a young student in Delhi, Basharat Peer used to feel a sense of shame each time he walked into a bookshop. Both the books capture the forgotten pain of Kashmiri’s we can’t even imagine. It wasn’t a comforting thought. A lot of things that I was unaware of were revealed to me in this book.

An important book which must be made mandatory reading for students An evocative account of life in Kashmir. Basharat starts narrating the story from the memories of his childhood days in Kashmir and history of Kashmir. As a young boy of 14, Peer lives through the horror of violence, brutality, murder, rape and destruction by both the Indian security forces and the militants, more of the security forces than the militants.

Jan 07, Indiabookstore rated it liked it. What emerges out of this is a book which will make for uncomfortable reading to anyone who sincerely believes in the Idea of India. What shocked me was that the Indian mainland media, in all its reporting, never ever mentioned the term ‘Papa-2’ even though every Kashmiri in Srinagar seems to know about it or have heard about it.

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

Through this memoir, peeer author has walked down into the memory lane of his childhood days in Kashmir. Basharat Peer was a teenager when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir in Would we expect the same apathy from the world if similar crimes were committed by Pakistan for instance? The security forces are also on the curfewex for pro-militant people. 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.


But the Kashmiri demonstrations faded out after the massacres of protestors like Gawkadal Massacre, which is described as worst massacre in Kashmir history. More so, if it goes on for years after years. 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. Injustice was done not only to the Pandits but also to the Muslims in Kashmir. Something is lost after reading this!

Dec 05, Vaibhav Anand rated it liked it. Peer was sent off to boarding school in Aligarh to keep out of trouble. But he returned to his home to tell its story to the world. 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 njght endure.

After his graduation, he takes up a job at a local newspaper as a peet. If Injustice was done with kashmiri hindus so was with the innocent muslims.

For anyone who hasn’t heard about this place, it is located between India and Pakistan, and it is absolutely beautiful.

Basharat Peer describes his life in Kashmir from his birth to the time he becomes a successful journalist. The poet had lied baxharat paradise. That’s fine in a word news piece; in a memoir, there needs to be some growth.