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 ( 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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CURFEWED NIGHT AS A LITERARY TEXT: A READER'S CRITICAL ESTIMATE. Farooq A Sheikh. J. S. Asian Stud. In Press Available Online at ESci Journals. Find out more about Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos & more. Download Best Book Curfewed Night, PDF FILE Download Curfewed Night Free Collection, PDF Download Curfewed Night.

Many young boys This book tells the story of Kashmir as seen through the eyes of the author, 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.

The Government of India responded by deploying the army and the paramilitary forces to deal with the militants. In such a scenario, it is always the common man who ends up suffering the most. They are caught between the militants on one hand and the security forces on the other. Willingly or unwillingly the common man has to help the militants. Even a mere suspicion of being pro-Indian would bring retribution from the militants.

The security forces are also on the lookout for pro-militant people. The author admits that he was fascinated by the militants and would have joined but for his father and maternal grandfather. Ghulam Ahmad Peer had great respect for knowledge, loved books and inculcated the habit of reading in the author. Men liken him help maintain sanity in a world full of hatred and violence.

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The author was sent off to study in Aligarh and eventually became a reporter in Delhi. But he would go back to Kashmir, write this book and then leave again.

The author has vividly portrayed the sufferings of the common Kashmiris. They have to undergo humiliating military checks every now and then. Some members of the security forces overstep their limits and indulge in torturing innocent people.

Some of the victims die while others are left scarred for life. They live in fear of the security forces as well as the militants.

There are some opportunists who send others to death but keep their own children safe. Some individuals keep changing sides when it suits them. One cannot help but sympathize with the innocent Kashmiris. How terrible it is to live in fear! I have one criticism for the lack of a better word of the book. 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.

But, the author should have talked about the brutalities inflicted on these people which made them refugees in their own state.

Curfewed Night: A Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir by Basharat Peer

They ended up in slum-like places in Jammu or some moved to other places in India. The book is good, but it would have been great if talked about the perspective of the security forces also.

State police, paramilitary or the army — all these people live under constant threat to their lives well. They can face bullets, bombs, or lynch mob anytime. Some of the victims of torture by the security forces also admitted that all soldiers were not bad — there were decent men too.

If yes, story never visits his inner self to ask questions and between whom.

Indian Army, termed as soldiers at most demand answers as Kashmiris have always been doing. Questions like, what has happened to it. Militants are neither defending any nation nor are they us? Why us? Why are we apparently capable of defeating an army of more than occupied?

Why are we so powerless?

In Press situation could be anything like occupation, assimilation, Allah-o-Akbar! Ashadu An La Ilaha Illalah! There is no God but God Peer, War often has the choice to The exact translation of the line is; accept the terms and condition and call it off which God is great! I bear witness that there is no god except Kashmiris never have had.

In this line International community.

People of Kashmir and Indian forces? Separatists and Mainstream? The narrative and its events can seem to have been handled very lightly. See the lines be a challenge to the prejudiced Kashmir for non below: Arnold, M.

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Edinburgh We have one more line in Arabic from the azaan as; University Press.Actions Shares. The book is in the life too closely to be told with a deep analysis of internal form of a memoir of a journalist from Kashmir who and external pain felt by Kashmiris of his age and in that leaves the valley first to pursue university education and time.

Why us? I hoped that some day they could return to their homes.. 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. The book ends in April , with the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad , the capitals of the Indian- and Pakistani-administered regions of Kashmir.

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