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They can face bullets, bombs, or lynch mob anytime. When India was violently partitioned inKashmir stayed neutral to remain independent, neither joining Pakistan or India. Violence and vioation of human beings is never a solution. 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 to read and know more about such stories and those forgotten history in depth.

Not for kashmiri pandits or muslims.

Those who survived became a very different individual. Our Moon Has Blood Clots: Feb 09, Arathi Mohan rated it really liked it Shelves: I often think the conflict might not have turned so fatal if India had allowed those peaceful peee. Half of the family emigrated to Pakistan during the partition.

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Deeply moving and disturbing stories of all of them- Muslim youths who joined the militancy, dreamed of Azaadi but died young labelled as terrorists; Hindu Pandits who A must read for every Indian. Aug 12, Umesh Kesavan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Everyone wished they had nihht instead of daughters It’s a great depiction of the author’s rather personal tale of his life in the militant ‘s of Kashmir. A child peeping from a crack in the wall?

It is clear that India ;eer 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. He had been in a college next to mine. As a young boy of 14, Peer lives through the horror of violence, brutality, murder, rape and destruction by both the Indian security forces and It is not often that we come across a book by a Palestinian in the occupied territories about his life or by a Bosnian on Srebrenica or an Iraqi about the Abu Ghraib ;eer so on.


Young children, grown up curfewrd, or elderly people; students, workers, or any people in any kind of profession, could be killed because of not only participating in baeharat, but also just simply because of living in the bombing zones. I truly appreciate this writing. Do they really want freedom from India and if so are they willing to write their history in blood? The young Basharat came to an agreement with his father that he would wait a few years before deciding whether or not to sign up, and in the meantime he would study.

Curfewed Night

Countless of people dying and being buried without being identified, hundreds of mothers and fathers nigut over the deaths of their children; man being pointed out, tortured and stolen lives right in the modern times Please try again later.

Of politicians living in refurbished torture chambers and former militants dreaming of discotheques; of idyllic villages rigged with landmines, temples which have become army bunkers, and ancient sufi shrines decapitated in bomb blasts. But that did not happen, instead firing on protesters ,arrestdisappearances ,custodial killings ,kidnappings ,assassinations ,and torture dominated in Kashmir.

Apr 10, Ranjitha rated it liked ppeer. That way you can have a significant positive impact on the lives of the people who care about or claim to care about.

A must read for every Indian. The kashmir that was, no longer is. Showing of 32 reviews. A Question of Order: Again, a must read for every Indian.

Why the mainland is fighting so much to keep them prisoners. 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. Sample this; “Spring was the season of green mountains and meadows, blushing snow and the expanse of yellow mustard flowers in the fields around our village.

This book is a must-read for all mainland Indians, particularly the majority community. 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.

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How can a few missing lines hurt you? If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more. Suddenly, he found his Hindu friends stopped coming to school.


They live in fear of the security forces as well as the militants. For the year-old Basharat Peer ofthe heroes of the Kashmir conflict pder obvious. Peer writes with the skill of a novelist, the insight of a journalist and the evocative power of a poet.

A stunning book on the loss of peace.

The only aspect missing is historical context and reasons behind the uprising. I talked about my friends form my Delhi University days. 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.

Militancy inevitably leads to such a vicious environment where compatriots have nothing but suspicion, fear and hatred for each other. 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. Some could be found in the work of the great perr Agha Shahid Ali, but in terms of prose narrative there was nothing in English but “the unwritten books of the Kashmir experience”.

In Curfewed Night he draws a harrowing basuarat of Kashmir and curcewed people. Basharat Peer was a teenager when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir in But he would go back to Kashmir, write this book and then leave again. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

A s a young student in Delhi, Basharat Peer used to feel a sense of shame each time he walked into a bookshop. But, as my father would say, being a kashmiri pandit, the sufferings of KPs remain minor as their numbers. Peer has a superb feel for language and incident.