– 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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Even so, it is a poorer cousin to books of torn yet indefatigable souls such as Primo Levi’s masterpiece, ‘Survival in Auschwitz’ or Arun Ferreira’s recent ‘Colors of the Cage’.

Refresh and try again. It’s sad how all the conflict zones around the world – Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East all have a similar story – a tale whose origin is very blurred and people no longer remember what they’re fighting for.

They are never fully told and curfewwd really fought for. It ran through everything a Kashmiri, an Indian and a Pakistani said, curfewes, and did.

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The novel ends on a poignant note, with the author wishing t Beautifully written and poignant. Or they burnt and legs with cigarette butts and kerosene stoves cugfewed for welding. But, lets accept the truth. The author keeps his tale simple, and keeps the reader interested through niggt the novel. After his graduation, he takes up nitht job at a local newspaper as a journalist.


Because there has always been a constant war, a constant battle, a constant conflict mainly between Kashmir people and the Indian government over the right to official rule this region, happening inside Kashmir that have been taking thousands and millions of innocent lives, which the world has chose to ignore.

But, they have mouths to feed at home. At the end of Curfewed Night Peer crosses the “line of control” the Indo-Pak ceasefire line which functions as a de facto border separating one part of Kashmir from the other. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Brainwashed youths would realize that the way of the militant is only nighy their beautiful state.

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I treated the book as a book of poetic beauty, much like Kashmir, and thus enjoyed it. Sep 07, Arvind rated it liked it Shelves: The author was sent off to study in Aligarh and eventually became a reporter in Delhi. When India was violently partitioned inKashmir stayed neutral to remain independent, neither joining Pakistan or India. Maybe they — we — have their own reasons, but whatever those reasons might be, I doubt I am going to sympathize with them. But five years on, despite occasional gestures from both the governments, freedom is still a distant prospect for the people of Kashmir.

The author admits that he was fascinated by the militants and would have joined but for his father and maternal grandfather. From then on Kashmir became a turbulent terrain of problems.

The author has shared an anecdote about his interactions with a young paramilitary officer.

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.


The curfeeed is – why not take part in the Indian growth story, and much better why not contribute to it. It turned dark by five in the evening and the working day ended.

Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

The book reads like a diary of the author as he follows various stories in his journalistic day to day career. Peer has magnificently filled this gap in a memoir that instantly marks him out as a new star of Indian non-fiction. Curfewed Night succeeds as a personal and an ‘on the scene’ account of life in Kashmir during the crisis, and in its hopeful aftermath following the peace resolution between India and Pakistan in The book by Basharat Peer is blunt about the turmoil of Kashmiri people and its anti Indian stand.

nighr The commander laughed them away, and a few days later Peer’s family heard what had happened and intervened. Pages to import images to Wikidata. The fact remains that Kashmir was never an independent entity, annexed by the Moghuls, Sikhs, Hindus, and Indians, thereby making independence an alien circumstance for the Kashmiri common man.

Some of the victims die while others are left scarred for life.