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A society where a door knock after sunset is an alarm for danger to the life and a morning stroll is impossible without an identity card, checks and frisks and the fear of a bomb pder somewhere nearby is very real, uncertainty of life cannot be more.

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View all 3 comments. The book is a depiction of the author’s rather personal tale of his life in the militant ‘s of Kashmir. Basharat Peer basjarat born and raised in Kashmir and this book serves as both his memoir and an elegy for that beautiful but troubled land.

After tribal attacks from the Pakistani tribes, the Maharaja of Kashmir, Hari Singh, chose to sign a treaty of accession with India and also demanded a referendum later. Ghulam Ahmad Peer had curfewe respect for knowledge, loved books and inculcated the habit of reading in the author.

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

Sorry but that’s my view. The stories from this war inflicted region shows the agony of the people staying in this beautiful valley. Show basnarat 25 50 All. In the US, you get only sanitised reporting on Iraq and Afghanistan and not the truth. This story also reminds us of the utter brutality that humans are capable of inflicting on other humans, who just happened to be separated by an imaginary line, a barbed wire fence through some bushes. After becoming a journalist for an Indian newspaper, Peer reports on other wars far away from home but is inevitably drawn back to Kashmir.


Prague had protested and won; Berlin had protested and won; Kashmir too had believed that there protest will win Kashmir its freedom.

Hence after a few years, he goes back to his district in Srinagar, where he interviews people who have either lost someone or have lost themselves in the war. Parents are forced to send their children away for education. Kashmir is stuck somewhere between India and Pakistan. Preview nigut Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer.

Our ancestral home was completely destroyed, and I have not yet been able to go back. It continues, following the course of his life, as he becomes a journalist in Delhi.

All occupying military forces are cruel, insensitive and brutal by nature of nigut position as occupiers. In a masterful marriage of memoir and reportage, Peer narrates the tale of his homeland and its people.

Curfewed Night

It was painful but that was not the reason why I didn’t feel like reading it. Kashmir faced not just viloence but violation of basic humanity irrespective of religion or caste.

Since the book is about Kashmir, the author should have also elaborated more on the massacre of the Kashmiri Pandits and currewed violence meted out to pro-Indian Muslims. But he was sent to school in Aligarh, to stay away from the violence in Kashmir. Countless of people dying and being buried without being identified, hundreds of mothers and fathers crying over the deaths of their children; man being pointed out, tortured and stolen lives cjrfewed in the modern times I can well understand the humiliation because I once had the experience of being stripped naked and searched by the Chilean Immigration as I crossed from the Peruvian border, on suspicion of trafficking in drugs, even though there was no basis at all for it, except for my skin color.


But, as my father would say, being a kashmiri pandit, the sufferings of KPs remain minor as their numbers.

Since, then Kashmir has remained as turbulent terrain. Curfewed Night is an exceptional personal account of the conflict. The Indian army, in response, has fought the rebels and carried out atrocities which, in turn, have further fuelled the rebellion.

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

It goes beyond the political rhetoric that envelopes Kashmir and is the authentic story of a ravaged land that continues to labour and breathe. Amidst all this the Kashmiri’s want ‘Independence’. For the year-old Basharat Peer ofthe heroes of the Kashmir conflict were obvious.