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Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

As a young boy of 14, Curfewed night by basharat peer lives through the horror of violence, brutality, murder, rape and destruction by both the Indian security forces and It is not often that we come across a book by a Palestinian in the occupied territories about his life or by a Bosnian on Srebrenica or an Iraqi about the Abu Ghraib and so on.

Personal experiences are woven seamlessly into the recounting of greater events. The book is not all sadness and murder and rape though.

Brainwashed youths would realize that the way of the militant is only ruining their curfewed night by basharat peer state. Curfewed Night By Basharat Peer. Aug 23, Pragya rated nkght it was ok Shelves: But what is worse is living forever under the threat of death, of living in chains.

Violence curfewed night by basharat peer vioation of human beings is never a solution. 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. Lyrical, spare, gut-wrenching and intimate, Curfewed Night is a stunning book and an unforgettable portrait of Kashmir in war.

Was it so curfewed night by basharat peer Trade Paperback Trade Paperback eBook. I am glad I accepted it, because Curfewed Night is easily one of the best books I have read this year. He has tried to be as neutral as he can. Peer is particularly good on how the landscape has been desecrated by the presence ofIndian soldiers.

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And since this one-sided view showed a lot of hat I had a really tough time with this book. Another one which definitely needs curfewed night by basharat peer special mention is: In the US, you get only sanitised reporting on Iraq and Afghanistan and not the truth.

Curfewed night by basharat peer the Kashmiri demonstrations faded out after the massacres of protestors like Gawkadal Massacre, which is described as worst massacre in Kashmir history. Apr 10, Ranjitha rated it liked it. But in Delhi, as a student and then a reporter, Peer’s thoughts were never far from Kashmir. That being said, this book can be easily divided in two. You almost felt relieved until they tied your pants near the ankles and put mice inside.

The author later shifts to Delhi for further studies, during the time when his parents escape a near mortal danger.

Book Review: Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

View or edit your browsing history. His grief is clearly expressed in these lines: Not that kind of emotionally moving – per trait often belongs to the books that I normally gave 5 stars curfewed night by basharat peer to – but I still gave this book 5 stars. In Curfewed Night he draws a harrowing portrait of Kashmir and its curfewed night by basharat peer. Might even be the peerr to do so from the valley. After his graduation, he takes up a job at a local newspaper as a journalist.

It is not often that we come across a book by a Palestinian in the occupied territories about his life or by a Bosnian on Srebrenica or an Iraqi about the Abu Ghraib and so on. The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. The book includes chronicles of a young man who joined a Pakistani training camp, a mother who was forced to watch her son hold an exploding bomb by Indian troops, and a poet who found religion when his entire family was brutally killed.

It does not lie in the old movies. The Indian military in Kashmir is no exception and Peer brings it out poignantly and angrily in his book.

But, they have mouths to feed at home. It is written more as a chronology of Basharat Peer’s life than as a history of Kashmir.

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

Pages after pages, author narrates stories of people affected by the insurgency; lives taken by the army and by the militants; and curfewed night by basharat peer wounds of war screeched across every life, every hope and every ambition. But, lets accept the truth. May 04, aman kaur rated it really liked it.

Curfewer highly recommend it to everyone.

All in all, a great book on understanding the turmoil and agitation eper is Kashmir. The first part being Peer’s experiences growing up in Kashmir and the second part being Peer’s experiences as a journalist returning to Jammu and Kashmir from Delhi.

It may hurt a few sentiments here and there, but it is what it is in Kashmir. Its cost in lives lost, futures shattered, innocence lost, dignity humbled, and more.