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The book is good, but it would have been basbarat if talked about the perspective of the security forces also. Some of the victims die while others are left scarred for life. But the book isn’t without complete hope, you can almost see peace on the horizon, a hope that this situation will be resolved sooner or later.
I can well understand the humiliation because I once had the experience of being stripped naked and searched by the Chilean Immigration as Basbarat crossed from the Peruvian border, on suspicion of trafficking in drugs, even though there was no basis at all for it, bashaart for my skin color.
Sep 07, Arvind rated it liked it Shelves: Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer. Such biased and false reporting seems to be endemic of all media representing the majority.
He seemed to have transformed into a Delhi University alumnus and forgotten he was an Indian paramilitary officer posted in Kashmir. Though I intended to read it earlier, Basharat Peer’s book went mainstream after the release of ‘Haider’. This book is not easy to read, although it’s just about facts and memories of a man living in a place called Kashmir.
We had tea and smoked. Monday 31 December One of the absharat moving moments in this very moving book tells of Peer’s inability to visit Kunan Poshpura, the village where Indian soldiers gang-raped 20 women in When he was 14, Peer and his friends approached the commander of the separatist group JKLF and asked to be signed up. They were protesting against the killing of Bashadat 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.
This is time to fight, to raise our voice for kashmir.
Sorry but that’s my view. I’m glad that Peer has now chosen to dedicate his life to documenting it and I hope that others in India and beyond will follow his example. At times, they would not undress you but tie you to the ladder. And those stories are really powerful and honest enough to bring tear in the eyes of the readers.
But even after becoming a journalist, all he could notice when he looks around, hears things or thinks is Kashmir. But, as my father would say, being a kashmiri pandit, the sufferings of KPs remain minor as their numbers.
Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer
If I remember correctly, it This is a really important book that was written in the most beautiful way possible for a non-fiction one to be. The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabadthe capitals of the Indian- and Pakistani-administered regions of Kashmir. The sufficed pain of the common Kashmiri folks is very well curfewwed by the author with his journey to absolution in the picturesque valley of snow-capped mountains and clear blue streams and the vast green flora.
But the prose is such that it will evoke a vehement response from all readers it touches. I had a really tough time with this book.
Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer | Book review | Books | The Guardian
Kashmir was the largest of the approximately five hundred princely states under British sovereignty. And it ran through our grief, our anger, our tears, and our silence. Curfewed Night is an exceptional personal account of the conflict.
After becoming a journalist for an Indian newspaper, Peer reports on other wars far away from home but is inevitably drawn back to Kashmir. The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. curfewdd
Since, then Kashmir has remained as turbulent terrain. They have to undergo humiliating military checks every now and then.
Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir by Basharat Peer
But he would go back to Kashmir, write this book and then leave again. It wasn’t a comforting thought. While Pakistan is still fighting to take control of parts of it, India holds that Kashmir is part of India and granted its autonomy. The bookish year-old felt a rush of joy as he heard the men chanting for freedom: Aug 12, Umesh Kesavan rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more.