Later that night I lay in my bed imagining the massacre in Srinagar. Kashmiri Outside, the curfewed night lay in its silence like a man waiting in ambush. Curfewed Night Book By Basharat Peer (kaz-news.info). Topics History. Collectionopensource. LanguageEnglish. on kashmir. Chapter I. Curfewed Night: Journey of the Self. Basharat Peer‟s Curfewed Night published in , is written in the backdrop of armed conflict in Kashmir which.
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PDF Curfewed Night. Upcoming SlideShare. One of the strongest sections describes how it felt to be a young teenager swept up by a movement with "Freedom" as its cry. Peer writes of how all the embarrassments and failures of adolescence fall away when you join in a procession and feel yourself part of something larger; how the militants who crossed into the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir for guerrilla training would return as heroes; how "like almost every boy, I wanted to join them.
Fighting and dying for freedom was as desired as the first kiss on adolescent lips. The commander laughed them away, and a few days later Peer's family heard what had happened and intervened. 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.
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Rebellions, his father pointed out, were led by educated men. But in the Kashmir valley, even the life of a student was fraught. The six-mile ride from his school to home carried with it the possibility of being caught in gunfire or encountering a land mine.
Military checkpoints were everywhere, and humiliation and abuse from the Indian security forces towards the Kashmiri residents was part of daily life. Many parents, including Peer's, sent their sons away to finish their education far away from the valley.
But in Delhi, as a student and then a reporter, Peer's thoughts were never far from Kashmir.
The six-mile ride from his school to home carried with it the possibility of being caught in gunfire or encountering a land mine. Military checkpoints were everywhere, and humiliation and abuse from the Indian security forces towards the Kashmiri residents was part of daily life.
Many parents, including Peer's, sent their sons away to finish their education far away from the valley. But in Delhi, as a student and then a reporter, Peer's thoughts were never far from Kashmir.
And finally he returned to the valley, no longer the naive year-old but a reporter aware of all those unwritten books of the Kashmir experience. One of the great achievements of Curfewed Night is its seamless mingling of memoir and reportage.
It is the book of Basharat's Peer experiences, yes, but those experiences include returning to Kashmir and seeking out the stories of others affected by the conflict. It is a formidable challenge to tell the stories of Kashmir's suffering without numbing the readers' senses, and that Peer is able to do so is testament to his gifts and sensitivity as a writer.
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. Curfewed Night is filled with many such finely judged details, which quietly detonate on the page. One of the most moving moments in this very moving book tells of Peer's inability to visit Kunan Poshpura, the village where Indian soldiers gang-raped 20 women in No Downloads.
Instead of dying deep into have perhaps been able to answer the questions like their predicament and instead of describing the social, what Kashmiris want after all. Some of the victims die while others are left scarred for life.
The author admits that he was fascinated by the militants and would have joined but for his father and maternal grandfather.
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