– Buy Curfewed Night book online at best prices in India on . Read Curfewed Night book reviews & author details and more at Peer’s Curfewed Night is an extraordinary memoir that does a great deal to bring the Kashmir conflict out of the realm of political rhetoric. Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer. A new star of Indian non-fiction is born with this searing memoir about the bloody struggle for justice in.

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Darshika Kathane please tell me about themes of the book and character of the book. The writing shows Peer’s love of his ‘homeland’ and his joy and pain on his brief return. For all the stories of suffering he cuffewed out, there is one he cannot bring himself to look at too closely. Mar 03, Supratim rated it liked it Shelves: He has worked as an editor at Foreign Affairs and served as a correspondent at Tehelka, India’s leading English language weekly.

Thanks Shafi for the recommendation and Swayam for the gift. It was painful but that was not the reason why I didn’t feel like reading it.

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

Basharat Peer was a teenager when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir in The pacing is smooth and swift as the author gradually pulls his readers into the depth of his memoir. The early nineties were a naive, heady time.

It is Peer’s descriptions of the systematic torture by India of its Kashmiri citizens that reflect most badly on the world’s largest democracy. Someone pointed and shouted, ‘That man is alive,’ and the soldiers began firing at me.


View all 5 comments. The war comes closest to home when a man with a personal grudge against his father convinces the militants that the elder Peer curfwed the enemy; his parents narrowly escape a land mine intended to kill them.

Don’t read and forget.

Curfewed Night: a Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir: review – Telegraph

And the ending, when the Bridge of Peace and a bus tour trying to make amends to Kashmir people after many years of constant battle and separation by giving Kashmir separated families a chance to finally meet their loved ones from the other side of the war, was really touching and philosophically meaningful. Or they burnt and legs with cigarette butts and kerosene stoves used for welding.

Read and keep reading again and remember it before posting stupid status updates from the comfort of your air cyrfewed rooms and offices. 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. Hence after a few years, he goes back to his district in Srinagar, where he interviews people who have either lost someone or have lost themselves in the war.

They have to undergo humiliating military checks every now and then. The Indian military in Kashmir is no exception and Peer brings it out poignantly and angrily in his book.

I must cyrfewed the author for picking up a topic so close to his heart and exploring it all that he could and then writing it down.

While working as a newspaper journalist there, he is assigned to write stories about the growing crisis in Kashmir. To begin with I opted Curfewed Night,a well researched and fairly well written memoir. If you go back there curfewef the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more. He was, according to rumour, betrayed by a jealous rival at work. As such this book is a welcome contribution to the literature on the subject. India only had the right to police its borders.


Basharat gives a clear account of the brutality by the Indian army raining bullets finding something amiss by the militants, killing many innocent lives including children. The narrative is appealing yet evocative which will make the readers feel with a sense of longing and nostalgia towards their own childhood days. The stories picturing the enticing landscape of Kashmir valley slowly start to show the dark side of the valley filled with army bunkers, patrolling cars and army personnel guarding and checking the common Kashmiri folks disturbing the normalcy in their lives.

The poet had lied about paradise. From blood boiling rage to moistened eyes, from recalling Manto to unearthing some precious childhood memories, this fast and focussed narrative by Basharat Peer made me see it all. But he is not a writer who will fall back on the comfortable assertion that everyone wronged and everyone was wronged — the heart of this book is a demand for justice for the Kashmiri people, whose suffering at the hands of the Indian security forces has been beyond measure.

This book is based on the experience of the muslim kashmiri and how those who stayed suffered by both the militants as ngiht as the indian military.