Jun 4, As a young student in Delhi, Basharat Peer used to feel a sense of shame each time he walked into a bookshop. There were books written by. Curfewed Night has ratings and reviews. Supratim said: This book tells the story of Kashmir as seen through the eyes of the author, Basharat Pe. 4 quotes from Curfewed Night: ‘Newspapers routinely refer to the missing men as ‘disappeared persons’, and their waiting wives are the ‘half-widows’.’.

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Towards the end, the author revisits the valley of Kashmir again as a journalist and searches out his old high-school buddies, both Hindus and Muslims, and tries to bring out the composite culture of Kashmir. If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more. In Curfewed Night he draws a harrowing portrait of Kashmir and its people. Book mainly focuses on nineties of Kashmir.

He’s giving his own personal story, the stories of his friends and loved ones, and allowing people to finally face the human dimensions of the situation there.

One cannot help but sympathize with the innocent Kashmiris. As a teenager, even Basharat had the similar dream. But in the Kashmir valley, even the life of a student was fraught. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


It continues, following the course of his life, as he becomes a journalist in Delhi. It goes beyond the political rhetoric that envelopes Kashmir and is the authentic story of a ra Kashmir eludes all. Every hair on your body stood up.

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Those who survived became a very different individual. In FebruaryBasharat Peer saw a procession moving through his Kashmiri village towards a Sufi shrine.

Trivia About Curfewed Night. Aug 23, Pragya rated it it was ok Shelves: A very readable account of the Kashmiri man’s side of the story. I must applaud the author for picking up a topic basharxt close to his heart and exploring it all that he could and then writing it down.

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Don’t read it as just another book. Some could be found in the work of the great poet Agha Shahid Ali, but in terms of prose narrative there was nothing in English but “the unwritten books of the Kashmir experience”.

And after finishing this book I feel that the rest of India actually have no right to Curfewed Night is a poignant peek into a Kashmir that the rest of us Indians can’t even fathom to imagine. It is clear that India will not just back down considering its overwhelming stature in the world today, therefore the Kashmiris have to be prepared for a long separatist struggle to attain their independence.

The only aspect missing is historical context and peee behind the uprising.


They tied copper wire to your arms and gave high voltage shocks. Sorry but that’s my view.

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While working as a newspaper journalist there, he is assigned to write stories about the growing crisis in Kashmir. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. It is killing me, says one friend as life under occupation and terrorist threat grinds down upon him.

Preview — Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer. Checkposts, searchlights, and fear owned the night. I would highly recommend this book to all interested in conflict of Kashmir. Breaks many presumptions Indians generally have about the Kashmir problem and the Indian army. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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

Aug 26, Swati Agrawal rated it it was amazing. View all 18 comments. The early nineties were a naive, heady time. Dec 05, Vaibhav Anand rated it liked it.

After his graduation, he takes up a job at a local newspaper as a journalist. Return to Book Page.