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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But Bhasharat Peer’s book is one such book. A very readable account of the Kashmiri man’s side of the story.
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To conclude, I would say that the book is non-fiction, an auto-biography of sorts. 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.
The 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. It is the culture, tradition, the people who made kashmir, t If Injustice was done with kashmiri hindus so was with the innocent muslims. See 1 question about Curfewed Night…. Even a mere suspicion of being pro-Indian would bring retribution from the militants.
Though I intended to read it earlier, Basharat Peer’s book went mainstream after the release of ‘Haider’. Then eventually with the progress of his life story, the author diligently changes the once mesmerizing beauty of Kashmir into something dark filled with army bunkers, streets filled with army patrolling cars, armed personnel guarding a hidden corner of a building and some army soldiers are constantly checking and frisking the common Kashmiri folks thereby disrupting the normalcy in their daily lives.
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. What is crystal clear from the book is the sad state of rule of law in India. How the Indian government was allowed to get away which such mass atrocities in Kashmir demonstrates the value of false image.
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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.
He writes about a notorious torture prison – India’s Abu Ghraib, so to speak – called Papa-2 and graphically details the cruelty and torture that was perpetrated on innocent Kashmiri Muslims there, on suspicion of being militants.
It is a war that hasn’t yet ended, though it has changed shape considerably in the last 20 years. The book is just not only the facts but also shows his writing skills with serious observations and good mix of satire and sense of humour. The pacing is smooth and swift as the author gradually pulls his readers into the depth of his memoir.
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The children in Kashmir getting fascinated by the uniforms and the Kalashnikova carried by the militants, dream to fight for the freedom of Kashmir. Prague had protested and won; Berlin had protested and won; Kashmir too had believed that there protest will win Kashmir its freedom. At first, I wanted him to be more analytical- especially at the end, and yb his thoughts on a solution to the situation, etc- but he doesn’t.
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The book is a depiction of the author’s rather personal tale of his life in the militant ‘s of Kashmir. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It is meant to be read slowly for it is not easy to digest.
But his childhood memories and the ongoing violence keeps him pulling towards Srinagar. Apr 06, Nirmalya rated it it was amazing. Since the book is about Kashmir, the author should have also elaborated more on the massacre of the Kashmiri Pandits and the violence meted out to pro-Indian Muslims.
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And the author doesn’t try to hide his loyalties which is refreshing. The valley is splendidly described.
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? I watched him join his friends, carrying wooden guns and broken plastic balls stuffed with cloth meant to be hand grenades.