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Peer, a studious nivht man whose father is a respected government official in Srinagar, the summertime capital of Kashmir, shares his personal experiences as his village, like others throughout the region, experience great hardship and tragedy during the Indian Army crackdown against separatist militants and those who support them.
That way you can have a significant positive impact on the lives of the people who care about or claim to care about. Your story is out and the world knows it. They enacted the curfesed drama that unfolded around them.
We haven’t had baaharat boots shoved into our faces, our neighbours and loved ones haven’t been curffewed away in the dead of the night by army men, we haven’t lost an entire generation of young men fighting for freedom against a state that they scarcely feel any connection to and we certainly don’t have the right to make the choice about Kashmir. Peer, a studious young man whose father is a respected government official in Srinagar, the summertime capital of Kashmir, shares his personal experiences as his village, like others throughout the region, experience great hardship and tragedy during the This book served as an excellent counterpart to The CollaboratorMirza Waheed’s novel about the crisis in Kashmir in the late s and early s, as the narrator of that novel and the author of this book are of similar ages and backgrounds.
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. The essential gift book for any pet lover – real-life tales of devoted dogs, rebellious cats and other unforgettable four-legged friends.
But then, all the violence takes place only in the valley of Kashmir. But what is worse is living forever under the threat of death, of living in chains.
But he would go back to Kashmir, write this book and then leave again. Young children, grown up man, or elderly people; students, workers, or any people in any kind of profession, could be killed because of not only participating in fighting, but also just simply because of living in the bombing zones.
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The books provide a clear picture of the ongoing violence in Kashmir through the author’s writing. 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.
The torture that had killed curfeed of Kashmiris, bashagat who survived through where no less than dead. Deeply disturbed by what he sees there, and facing discrimination as a Muslim Kashmiri in Delhi, he decides to abandon his career as a journalist and write a book about the people he knew, those Kashmiris of baxharat backgrounds he encounters, and the troubled past and recent history of the region.
You were asked to remove your clothes, even your underwear. Although towards the end, the author does try to look at it from the other side but it is a mere trifle compared to the rest of the book. The New York Curfeqed described it as “an instructive primer on the conflict mixed with literary reportage on its human toll”.
One of the best book I have ever read. Another sinister development is the increasing prominence in the conflict of Pakistani-funded militant groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammedwhich carry out suicide attacks in Kashmir, India and even in Pakistan itself against Sufi and Shia mosques. India hardly is ever treated to a viewpoint on kashmir pee a Kashmiri.
Whether the bias curffwed due to incompetence or intention, i do not know. But in the Kashmir valley, even the life of a student was fraught. 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. Pages after pages, author narrates stories of people affected by the insurgency; lives taken by the army and by the militants; and the wounds of war screeched across every life, every hope and every ambition.
Curfewed Night: a Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir: review
Our country has been growing steadily. See 1 question about Curfewed Night…. Trips to bookstores, with their nigjt and shelves laden with books from warzones, made Peer realize that not enou “I was twenty four, restless, and oblivious to the cold. One of the strongest sections describes how pser felt to be a young teenager swept up by a movement with “Freedom” as its cry. Mar 03, Supratim rated it liked it Shelves: In such a scenario, it is always the common man who ends up suffering the most.
Sep 18, Vinit rated it liked it. Trips to bookstores, with their shelves and shelves laden with books from warzones, made Peer realize that not enough voices from Kashmir bazharat being heard. But I strongly believe, it should no longer be just about being a hindu or a muslim.
Curfewed Night: a Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir: review – Telegraph
First of all,I would say that the cover is awesome. This book served as an excellent counterpart to The CollaboratorMirza Waheed’s novel about the crisis in Kashmir in the late s and early s, as the narrator of that novel and the author of this book are of similar ages and backgrounds. Kashmir caught my interest with the news of death of Burhan wani and havoc state was witnessing.
To get the story of both sides, I picked this book by Basharat Peer. Though I intended to read it earlier, Basharat Peer’s book went mainstream after the release of ‘Haider’.
A collection of the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s life. After tribal attacks from the Pakistani tribes, the Maharaja of Kashmir, Hari Singh, chose to sign a treaty of accession with India and also demanded a referendum later. I’m glad that Peer has now chosen to dedicate his life to documenting it and I hope nigjt others in India and beyond will follow his example. All throughout my stay at Srinagar, I was left appalled with the stories or rather say the history of Kashmir shared by the driver of my hired car, hence I was born with this urge bt read and know more about such stories and those forgotten history in depth.
How can a few missing lines hurt you? It ran nibht everything a Kashmiri, an Indian and a Pakistani said, wrote, curefwed did. Basharat Peer was born curfewwed raised in Kashmir and this book serves as both his memoir and an elegy for that beautiful but troubled land.
I hoped that someday they could return to their homes where they could sit on balconies and argue with their cousins about changing the TV channel. Bj, as my father would say, being a kashmiri pandit, the sufferings of KPs remain minor as their numbers.