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But the Kashmiri demonstrations faded out after the massacres of protestors like Gawkadal Massacre, which is described as worst massacre in Kashmir history. There are some opportunists who send others to death but keep their own children safe. To ask other readers questions about Curfewed Nightplease sign up. Injustice was done not only to the Pandits but also to the Muslims in Kashmir.

The writing shows Peer’s love of his ‘homeland’ and his joy and pain baxharat his brief return.

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

And it ran through our grief, our anger, our tears, and our silence. The six-mile ride from his school to home carried with curfweed the possibility of being caught in gunfire or encountering a land mine.

They tied copper wire to your arms and gave high voltage shocks. A s a young student in Nighr, Basharat Peer used to feel a sense of shame each time he walked into a bookshop. Further Reading is recommended to get a rounded picture.

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

Among other tragic talesin his moving memoir ,Basharat Peer also provides the fullest account of Gawkadal Bridge masscare and Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani ,who was arrested in winter for conspiring in the attack on parliament, and later acquitted from all the charges against him in October Those tales shadowed by death and loss, there are also feats of resilience and fortitude.

In the US, you get only sanitised reporting on Iraq and Afghanistan and not the truth. The author meets up and interviews different people affected by the conflict in one way or the other- former classmates- turned- militants, survivors of torture camps, people who have lost entire families and turned to faith and poetry, rape victims, Kashmiri pandits displaced from home, educated professionals who could have lived safer and better lives outside Kashmir but chose to return or stay back.


Aug 23, Pragya rated it it was ok Shelves: Some of the victims die while others are left scarred for life. It is a war that hasn’t yet ended, though it has changed shape considerably in the last 20 years.

They were protesting against the killing of Kashmiri demonstrators by Indian soldiers; but they were also calling for the disputed region to be allowed a plebiscite on its own sovereignty, as the UN had once promised.

Kashmir faced not just viloence but violation of basic humanity irrespective of religion or caste. Resolving to change that by telling his own story, Peer then embarks upon a journey to understand the conflict and its impact on the oeer Kashmiri better. The book stays away from the identity politics and polarization that has come to dominate most discourse on Kashmir, and offers instead a nuanced glimpse of the toll the war has taken on the land and its people, building on the humanity we all share.

I have one criticism for the lack of a better word of the book. To conclude, I would say that the curfdwed is non-fiction, an auto-biography of sorts.

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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. It is a formidable challenge to tell the stories of Kashmir’s suffering without numbing the readers’ senses, and that Peer is able to do so is testament to his gifts and sensitivity as a writer. This compelling yet evocative memoir is a must read as it holds the power to change the perspective of the readers about Kashmir.


Suddenly, he found his Hindu friends stopped coming to school.

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

The common thread in the book is the plight of the middle class caught in the crossfire of the Indian Army and the Pakistani sponsored militants. This book was a necessary read. I’m frequently amazed at how little contemporary reporting there is on the Kashmir conflict, given the staggering militarization and human suffering that it has engendered.

Not for kashmiri pandits or muslims. From then on Kashmir became a turbulent terrain of problems. The narrative is appealing yet evocative which will make the readers feel with a sense of longing and nostalgia towards their own childhood days.

I was amazed at the resilience of curffewed those he interviewed, including so many who have suffered rape, torture and the death of loved ones at the hands of Indian security forces. This left me aghast: It is by a Kashmiri from the Indian pwer of Kashmir and chronicles life in the valley of Kashmir sincewhen the insurgency began.

It is meant to be read slowly for it is not easy to digest.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. 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.

Dec 05, Vaibhav Anand rated it liked it.