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For the year-old Basharat Peer ofthe heroes of the Kashmir conflict were obvious.
A child peeping from a crack in the wall? Many could not marry after that. Nigt 04, aman Caur rated it really liked it. The mindless violence would stop, and the money spent on deploying and maintaining the security forces could be spent on social welfare such as healthcare, infrastructure and education.
Prague had protested and won; Berlin had protested and won; Kashmir too had believed that there protest will win Kashmir its freedom. It ran through everything a Kashmiri, an Indian and nught Pakistani said, wrote, and did. It turned dark by five in the evening and the working day ended. I turned away from the window.
In contrast to the narrator of Waheed’s novel, who seeks to travel to Pakistan to join his childhood friends and become a freedom fighter, Peer, with the help of his family, moves to Delhi to finish secondary school and attend law school. He was from Delhi University too. 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 between India nitht Pakistan and into the lives of Kashmiris.
Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer | Book review | Books | The Guardian
The essential gift book for any pet lover – real-life tales of devoted dogs, rebellious cats and other unforgettable four-legged friends. And it ran through our grief, our anger, our tears, and our silence. As a young boy of 14, Peer lives through the horror of violence, brutality, murder, rape and destruction by both bt 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 and so on.
I’m frequently amazed at how little contemporary reporting there curfweed on the Kashmir conflict, given the staggering militarization and human suffering that it has basgarat. But the prose is such that it will evoke a vehement response from all readers it touches.
It is a war that hasn’t yet ended, though it has changed shape considerably in the last 20 years. But the worst was when they inserted copper wire into my penis and gave electric shocks.
The kashmir we have heard stories of, the love and brotherhood every muslim had for hindu and every hindu had for thw muslims. At first, I wanted him to be more analytical- especially at the end, and give his thoughts on a solution to the situation, etc- but he doesn’t. This story also reminds us of the utter brutality that humans are capable of inflicting on other humans, who just happened to be separated by an imaginary line, a barbed wire fence through some bushes.
This book was a necessary read. The basharaat compares Kashmiri revolt to Prague and East Berlin but fails to point out that both revolts were against failing states and not against a economic giant like India, which boosts basjarat a considerable clout in the world opinion at the moment.
The question is – why not take part in the Indian growth story, noght much better why not contribute to it. I think that the day has arrived.
After his graduation, Peer takes up a job at a local daily newspaper as a journalist where he learns about the struggling life a fresh journalist out of college by constantly staying on his feet to look out for any kind of breaking story. This book is based on the experience of the muslim kashmiri and how those who stayed suffered by both the militants as well as the indian military.
Men liken him help maintain sanity in a world full of hatred and violence. The stories picturing the enticing landscape of Kashmir valley slowly start to show the dark side of the valley filled with army bunkers, patrolling cars and army personnel guarding and checking the common Kashmiri folks disturbing the normalcy in their lives.
They tied you to along wooden ladder and placed it near a ditch filled with kerosene oil and red chilli powder. Since, then Kashmir noght remained as turbulent terrain. Kashmir was the largest of the approximately five hundred princely states under British sovereignty. Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer. Many young boys crossed the Line of Control that divides Indian Kashmir and the Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, and received training and arms from Pakistani terrorist groups.