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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.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In the US, you get only sanitised reporting on Iraq and Afghanistan and not the truth. All occupying military forces are cruel, insensitive curfewsd brutal by nature of its position as occupiers. Another one which definitely needs a special mention is: Edited in a couple of yrs later: Surely, his family values and upbringings have saved him from following the path of violence and yet serving the cause staying within the system.

But, the author should have talked about the brutalities inflicted on these people which made them refugees in their own state. The author’s way of expressing and putting those details in parallel with his growing up was not that kind of absolutely emotional or heartbreaking; instead, he chose a bashagat cold, natural way of writing, and let the details, the incidents, be emotional themselves.

Something bashaarat lost after reading this! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Don’t read and forget. Especially, some instances that were jotted are real and sad but they may hurt certain sentiments of a particular diaspora. Countless of people dying and being buried without being identified, hundreds of mothers and fathers crying over the deaths curffwed their children; man being pointed out, tortured and stolen lives right in the modern times Feb 09, Arathi Mohan rated it really liked it Shelves: It was painful but that was not the reason why I didn’t feel like reading it.


Among other tragic talesin his moving memoir ,Basharat Peer also provides the fullest account of Gawkadal Bridge masscare and Syed Badharat Rahman Geelani ,who was arrested in winter for conspiring in the attack on parliament, and later acquitted from all the charges against him in October The second half of his book records his interviews with victims of the army occupation: The novel ends on a poignant note, with bashharat author wishing that a wave of the hand could erase the Line Of Control from our hearts and minds.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Resolving to change that by telling his own story, Peer then embarks upon a journey to understand the conflict and its impact on the average Kashmiri better. Thanks Shafi for the nigbt and Swayam for the gift.

But like the author has valiantly pointed out, local media and the larger world media is just not interested in blaming the largest democracy in the world.

Being a journalist Basharat Peer had maintained his journalistic style writing throughout. Showing of 32 reviews. I expected a book which would provide me an understanding of a complex situation that is Kashmir, instead what I got was a ‘freedom fighters’ version of his life in the valley. The Indian military in Kashmir is no exception and Peer brings it out poignantly and angrily in his book.

In terms of historical context there is little on offer other than what anyone can read from the WWW. Sep 18, Vinit rated it liked it. Hopefully, every kashmiri pandit would know better to write their story and tell it too.

Peer was sent off to boarding school in Aligar h to keep out of nighh. Towarsds the end, he writes about the Indian military personnel as follows: As a teenager, even Basharat had the similar dream. Nov 19, VaultOfBooks rated it it was amazing. But he returned to his ucrfewed to tell its story to the world.

Once such poem by Agha Shahid Ali has been quoted which I would like to mention: On the similar lines, the people who have been “brought up” in other states of India might feel bashaarat it a bit awkward. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

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But the beginning of the conflict, the radicalization of kashmiri Islam, the loss of lives and dignity of the Hindus at the hands of the terrorists, their mass exodus under duress, and the religious nature of the ongoing protests are conveniently glossed over, whereas the terrorists are painted as heroes, their murders are justified like Yusuf who was killed for being opportunistic, his own parents were almost blasted because an ikhwani had misguided the terrorists etcarmy is demonized and there is no mention of the sexual humiliation of the locals by the terrorists.

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Please try again later. But five years on, despite occasional gestures from both governments, freedom is still a distant prospect for the people of Kashmir. The poet had lied about paradise. Peer was sent off to boarding school in Aligarh to keep out of trouble.

Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer

While Indian scientists have been sending missions to the space, there are still people who are killing each other in the name of religion, ethnicity, ideology and what not. I would highly recommend this book to all interested in conflict of Kashmir. Order by newest oldest recommendations. 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 the militants, more of the security forces than the militants.

He apologized; the room full of journalists apologized back. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Jan 07, Indiabookstore rated it liked it. They raised the ladder like a seesaw and pushed your head into the ditch. Boosting tourism as the only major attraction, wouldn’t the landlocked Kashmiris have to rely on friendly neighbours to sustain the flow of tourists all the time?

What that allusive independence will mean to ordinary Kashmiris is not very clear. But his childhood memories and the ongoing violence keeps him pulling towards Srinagar.

It is a war that hasn’t yet ended, though it has changed shape considerably in the last 20 years.

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