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But, lets accept the truth. View all 7 comments. Boosting tourism as the only major attraction, wouldn’t the landlocked Kashmiris have to curfesed on friendly neighbours to sustain the flow of tourists all the time? View all 18 comments. The author meets up and interviews different people affected by the conflict in one way or the other- former classmates- turned- militants, survivors of torture camps, people who have lost entire families and turned to faith and poetry, rape victims, Kashmiri pandits displaced from home, educated professionals who could have lived safer and better lives outside Kashmir but chose to return or stay back.

I found the notion that civilians killed in collateral damage were compensated with money and job a clear case of state bribery to keep the relatives from pursuing the culprits.

Curfewed Night: a Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir: review

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. But, they have mouths to feed at home. Beautifully written and poignant. It is clear that India will 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.

To begin with I opted Curfewed Night,a well researched and fairly well written memoir. A society where a door knock after sunset is an alarm for danger to the life and a morning stroll is impossible without an identity card, checks and frisks and the fear of a bomb exploding somewhere nearby is very real, uncertainty of life cannot be more. Open Preview See a Problem? He interviewed many people, who either had lost someone to the militant attacks or army attacks, who survived those attacks and seen the militants and Indian army in action raining bullets, someone who lost their young son who crossed the LoC to join the militants, or those who surrendered to Indian Army after being with the militants for a short while.


Don’t have a Kindle? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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.

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Because there has always been a constant war, vasharat 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 basjarat ignore.

It is a war that hasn’t yet ended, though it has changed shape considerably in the last 20 years. Not that kind of emotionally moving – a trait often belongs to the books that I normally gave 5 stars rating to – but I still gave this book 5 stars.

They did it with most boys. The chapter “Papa-2” discusses the notorious torture centre of that name which was eventually shut down and turned into the residence of a high-ranking government official. I hoped that someday they could return to their homes where they could basharqt on balconies and argue with their cousins about changing the TV channel. Willingly or unwillingly the common man has to help the militants.

He apologized; the room full of journalists apologized back. It ran through everything a Kashmiri, an Indian and a Pakistani said, wrote, and did. Surely, his family values and upbringings have saved him from following the path of violence and yet serving the cause staying within the system.

The book is a compiled list of history of Kashmir and what it has seen all this years; how the people there have survived, killed and been killed. Trips to bookstores, with their shelves and shelves laden with books from warzones, made Peer realize that not enou “I was twenty four, nigut, and oblivious to the cold.


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The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabadthe capitals of the Indian- and Pakistani-administered regions of Kashmir. But, as my father would say, being a kashmiri pandit, the sufferings of KPs remain minor as their numbers. And since this one-sided view showed a lot of hat I had a really tough time with this book.

Both the books capture the forgotten pain of Kashmiri’s we can’t even imagine. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The author was sent off to study in Aligarh and eventually became a reporter in Delhi. Peer writes further on about the once sleepy, peaceful villages being ringed with landmines and old historic temples converted into military camps and bunkers. For anyone who hasn’t heard about this baharat, it is located between India and Pakistan, and it curtewed absolutely beautiful.

Then why did you go to Pakistan?

He’s giving his own personal story, the stories of nigth friends and loved ones, and allowing people to finally face the human dimensions of the situation there. 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 Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Violence and vioation of human beings is never a solution.