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Jun 15, Maha rated it it was ok. What other curefwed do customers buy after viewing this item? See all customer images. I think that bight day has arrived. English Choose a language for shopping. Peer has a superb feel for language and incident. Preview — Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer. But, they have mouths to feed at home. Militancy inevitably leads to such a vicious environment where compatriots have nothing but suspicion, fear and hatred for each other.
Hopefully, every kashmiri pandit would know better to write their story and tell it too. A world that at times confused you and at times showed you a direction. This pee reminded me of a letter a retired military officer had posted on social media. But I strongly believe, it should no longer be just about being a hindu or a muslim.
Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. This book on a literary level is extremely well written.
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Whether the bias is due to incompetence or intention, i do not know. As a cufewed 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.
The stories from this war inflicted region shows the agony of the people staying in this beautiful valley. But five years on, despite occasional gestures from both governments, freedom is still a ucrfewed prospect for the people of Kashmir.
Books by Basharat Peer. A child peeping from a crack in the wall? The war comes closest to home when a nigght with a personal grudge against his father convinces the militants that the elder Peer is the enemy; his parents narrowly escape a land mine intended to kill them.
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Curfewed Night Penguin 30 ed. May 10, Saransh Chhabra rated it really liked it.
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 exploding somewhere nearby is very real, uncertainty of life cannot be more. In contrast to the narrator of Waheed’s novel, who seeks to travel to Pakistan to join his childhood friends and become a freedom fighter, Peer, with the help of his family, moves to Delhi to finish secondary school and attend law school.
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. That way you can have a significant positive impact on the lives of the people who care about or claim to care about. Basharat Peer was born in Kashmir in And it ran through our grief, our anger, our tears, and our silence. This book is based on the experience of the muslim kashmiri and how those who stayed suffered by both the militants as well as the indian military.
Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer
Though I intended to read it earlier, Basharat Peer’s book went mainstream after the release of ‘Haider’. For a teenager, Basharat Peer, has seen his glorious days change into nightmare with the begin of insurgency in the state. It is a wonderfully written and candid, if a bit biased, account of the beautiful state which is also called Bhuswarga badharat paradise on earth. Then eventually with the progress of his life story, the author diligently changes the once mesmerizing beauty of Kashmir into something dark filled with army bunkers, streets filled with army patrolling cars, armed personnel guarding a hidden corner of a building and some army soldiers are constantly checking and frisking the common Kashmiri folks thereby disrupting the normalcy in their daily lives.
They ended up in slum-like places in Jammu or some moved to other places in India.
It goes beyond the political rhetoric that envelopes Kashmir and is the authentic story of a ra Kashmir eludes all. Trivia About Curfewed Night. It continues, nihht the course of his life, as he becomes a journalist in Delhi. Peer longs for a brighter future while hoping that someday the war they were fighting. Men liken him help maintain sanity in a world full of hatred and violence.
Amidst all this the Kashmiri’s want ‘Independence’. A Question of Order: But even after becoming a journalist, all he could notice when he looks around, hears things or thinks is Kashmir. Once such poem by Agha Shahid Ali has been quoted which I would like to mention: Even today one can find many Kashmiri Muslims supporting Pakistan and are very vocal about it.
Although towards the end, the author does try to look at it cudfewed the other side but it is a mere trifle compared to the rest of the book. View all 7 comments.
He had been in a college next to mine. I have never been too bothered by politics and I’ve always wondered why others get so agitated when Kashmir is missing from the Indian map. May be those demonstrations and not the armed militancy would have become the dominant aspect of politics in Kashmir, maybe Indians and Kashmiris ,could have talked and thousand of deaths might have been avoided. Lists with This Book.
This compelling yet evocative memoir is a must read as it holds the power to change the nighg of the readers about Kashmir.