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Our Moon Has Blood Clots: I would highly recommend this book to all interested in conflict of Kashmir. Peer had covered most famous and publicized stories of nineties those featured Kashmiris.

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

Since then various groups have campaigned — peacefully and violently — for the whole of Kashmir either to join Pakistan or to become an independent state. Nigut stunning book on the loss of peace.

Many young boys crossed the Line of Control that divides Indian Kashmir and the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, and received training and arms from Pakistani terrorist groups. What I liked about the book is how the depiction of nature, the chinar, the willow trees, the surroundings become a metaphor of grief, anger and fear that the people of Bwsharat undergo every day.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. After becoming a journalist for an Indian newspaper, Peer reports on other wars far away from home but is inevitably drawn back to Kashmir.

But what is worse is living forever under the threat of death, of living in chains. The question is – why not take part in the Indian growth story, and much better why not contribute to it. Jun 03, Kartik rated it really liked it Shelves: Our ancestral home was completely destroyed, and I have not yet been able to go back. It goes beyond the political rhetoric that envelopes Kashmir and is the authentic story of a ravaged land that continues to labour and breathe.


Overall, you may want to pick up this book if you want to see things from the Kashmir point of view.

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How can a few missing lines hurt you? They enacted the bloody drama that unfolded around them. That way you can have a significant positive impact on the lives of the people who care about or claim to care about. This book on a literary level is extremely well written.

Curfewed Night

I think that the day curdewed arrived. Feb 09, Arathi Mohan rated it really liked it Shelves: I watched him join his friends, carrying wooden guns and broken plastic balls stuffed with cloth meant to be hand grenades.

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.

The narrative is appealing yet evocative which will make the readers feel with a sense of longing and nostalgia towards their own childhood days. First of all,I would say that the cover is awesome.

While Indian scientists have been sending missions to the space, there are still people who are killing each other in the name of religion, ethnicity, ideology and what not. peeer

Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

One of the great achievements of Curfewed Night is its seamless mingling of memoir and reportage. It ran through the reels of Bollywood coming to life in dark theatres, it ran through conversations in coffee shops and on television screens showing cricket matches, it ran through families and dinner talk, it ran through whispers of lovers.

The chapter “Papa-2” discusses the notorious torture centre of that name which was eventually shut down and turned into the residence of a high-ranking government official. Half the story of Kashmir. The Government of India responded by deploying the army and the paramilitary forces to deal with the militants. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.


It ran through everything a Kashmiri, an Indian and a Pakistani said, wrote, and did. View all 7 comments. He travels back to his home village, and encounters former friends and neighbors, Hindu and Muslim, there and in Srinagar and Jammu.

Checkposts, searchlights, and fear owned the night.

Another one which definitely needs a special mention is: In a absharat marriage of memoir and reportage, Peer narrates the tale of his homeland and its people. The essential gift book for any pet lover – real-life tales of devoted dogs, rebellious cats and other unforgettable four-legged friends. For a teenager, Basharat Peer, has seen his glorious days change into nightmare with furfewed begin of insurgency in the state.

The New York Times described it as “an instructive primer on the conflict mixed with literary reportage on its human toll”. The fighting nignt inafter the intervention of UN and endorsed a plebiscite for Kashmir to determine which country they wanted to belong to and created a ceasefire line.

He writes about the humiliation of being searched and questioned by the Indian military constantly as people move about. Those who survived became a very different individual.

As the author, I too hope that some day the war and the reasons for its baasharat would disappear like footsteps on winter snow.

That was even more powerfully moving than writer trying to be emotional over things that are not.