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But he is not a writer who curfeqed 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.

It is also difficult to not Though I intended to read it earlier, Basharat Peer’s book went mainstream after the release of ‘Haider’.

The author captures the change among the landscape as well as among the local people’s demeanor when common people started to avenge for what the army did to their and homeland over the years, but mostly because of their demand for plebiscite of Kashmir within its own sovereignty.

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As the author, I too hope that some day the war and the reasons for its existence would disappear like footsteps on winter snow. Monday 31 December Quotes from Curfewed Night. Read and keep reading again and remember it before posting stupid status updates from the comfort of your air conditioned rooms and offices. It may hurt a few sentiments here and there, but it is what it is in Kashmir.

One of the strongest sections describes how it felt to be a young teenager swept up by a movement with “Freedom” as its cry. Aug 12, Umesh Kesavan rated it it was amazing Shelves: A good curfewrd book about the Human tragedy in Kashmir.


Many teenagers cross the Line of Control, to train in Pakistani army camps. 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.

Kashmir, his hometown; Kashmir ,the place where his parents lived; Kashmir which was known for its natural beauty and the Kashmir which was destroyed with the war between the militants and the Indian soldiers.

Was it so painful? 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 Kashmir undergo every day.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Cutfewed also gives space to the Kashmiri Pandits the title by which Kashmiri Hindus are addressed who were forced to leave the valley when the fighting began. They live in fear of the security forces as well as the militants.

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

He had mentioned in the book that one day, he would love to tell the world the realty about Kashmir. Book is disturbing, dark at times honestly revealing li Kashmir caught my interest with the news of death of Burhan wani and havoc state was witnessing.

The stories in the book does not have normal flow. Finally, he quits his job to interview the people, who suffered by insurgent in Kashmir. They are caught between the militants on one hand and the security forces on the other. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Both the books capture the forgotten pain of Peet we can’t even imagine.


Peer was sent off to boarding school in Aligarh to keep out of trouble. Apr 06, Nirmalya rated it it was amazing. They have to undergo humiliating military checks every now and then.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Peer writes with the skill of a novelist, the insight of a journalist and the evocative power of a poet. 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.

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I would highly recommend this book to all interested in conflict of Kashmir. The New York Times described it as “an instructive primer on the conflict mixed with literary reportage on its human toll”.

The narration and writing itself is brilliant. Nighf of the best book I have ever read. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Some members of the security forces overstep their limits and indulge in torturing innocent people. Peer makes you share his angst curdewed provoking sympathy for the people in the conflict torn valley. The narrative is appealing yet evocative which will make the readers feel with a sense of longing and nostalgia towards their own childhood days.

Not that kind of emotionally moving – a trait often belongs to the books that I normally gave 5 stars rating to – but I still gave this book 5 stars. Get to Know Us. See all 32 reviews.