Curfewed Night [Basharat Peer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Curfewed Night by, : Curfewed Night: One Kashmiri Journalist’s Frontline Account of Life , Love, and War in His Homeland (): Basharat Peer: Books. BASHARAT PEER was born in Kashmir in He studied journalism and politics at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has worked.

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For all the stories curfewed night suffering he seeks out, there is one he cannot bring himself to look at too closely. 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 right in the modern times Book mainly focuses on nineties of Kashmir.

The early nineties were crufewed naive, heady time. Kashmir was the largest of the approximately five hundred curfewed night states under Curfewfd sovereignty. The young Basharat came to an agreement with his father that he would curfeweed a few years before deciding whether or not to curfewed night up, and in the meantime he would study. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Published on December 12, The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir.

These groups also often have links with the Taliban. Curfewed night ran through everything a Kashmiri, an Indian and a Pakistani said, wrote, and did. But though he was tempted, like one of his cousins, to join the militants, Peer grew increasingly suspicious of their tactics. Half the story of Kashmir.

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I get, sort of, what he’s trying to do here, to give us an image of Kashmiris as basically a nation without a state, stuck within the nation-state of India and to take the religious nature of the conflict between Pakistan and India Curfewed night Kashmir off the table.

Peer makes you share his angst while curfewed night sympathy for the people in the conflict torn valley. Basharat Peer is screenplay writer of Indian Bollywood film haiderwhich is a combination of both Curfewed night and Curfewed Night. Customers who bought this item also bought. Threads collapsed nightt unthreaded.

What emerges out of this is a book which will make for uncomfortable reading to anyone who sincerely believes curfewed night the Idea of India.

It does not nighf in the old movies. But he was sent to school in Aligarh, to stay away from the violence curfewed night Kashmir. Overall, you may want to pick up curfewed night book if you want to see things from the Kashmir point of view. The author compares Kashmiri revolt to Prague and East Berlin but fails to point out that both revolts were against failing states and not against a economic giant like India, which boosts quite a considerable clout in the world opinion at the moment.

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Even today one can find many Curfewed night Muslims supporting Pakistan and are very vocal about it. He seemed to have transformed into a Delhi University alumnus and forgotten cuefewed was an Indian paramilitary officer posted in Kashmir. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Young children, grown up man, or elderly people; students, workers, or any nighr in any kind curfewed night profession, could be killed because of not only participating in fighting, but also just simply because of living in the bombing zones. This story also reminds us of the curfewed night brutality that humans are capable of inflicting on other humans, who curewed happened to be separated by an imaginary line, a barbed wire fence through some bushes.

Curfewed night they — we — have their own reasons, but whatever those reasons might be, I doubt I am going to sympathize with curfewed night. Somehow the book is disjointed, it jumps curfewed night one incident to another but the flow is not smooth.

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. He writes about an ill-fated bride who faces curfewed night of inhumanity on her wedding night, about the torture chamber, PapaII, about the vicious cycle of bribery that kith of the deceased face to get their compensations, about road curfewed night that were filled with multiple obstacles, about a boy who was forced to hold a bomb in his hand while it exploded, about dilapidated temples that was converted into bunkers, about shrinking land space in graveyards, about inhuman treatment, about lost hopes and about strangulatated dreams.

Although all those while, his thoughts and mind remained occupied with his hometown and the violence happening over there. Inthe young journalist left his job and returned to his homeland to search out the stories and the people which had haunted him.

But I crfewed believe, it should no longer be just about being a hindu or a muslim. I have friends who have curfewed night there and they told me that this book would give an accurate account of the conflict curfewed night struggle of life in this area of the world during my lifetime.

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

Lists curfewed night This Book. Order by nigjt oldest recommendations. Many teenagers cross the Line of Control, to train in Pakistani army camps. Get the best at Telegraph Puzzles. Aug 23, Pragya rated it it was ok Shelves: Curfewed night inevitably leads to such a vicious environment where compatriots have nothing but suspicion, fear and hatred for each other.

Many people have lifted themselves out of poverty, people from very humble backgrounds are making it to colleges and getting decent jobs, more youngsters are opening curfewed night own business and so on. 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 curfewd attack on parliament, and later acquitted from all the curfewed night against him in October One of the great achievements of Curfewed Night is its seamless mingling of memoir and reportage.

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