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Inthe young journalist left his job and returned to his homeland to search out nigght stories and the people which had haunted him. View all 22 comments. Books by Basharat Peer. Hardcoverpages.

To get the story of both sides, I picked this book by Basharat Peer. Jun 03, Kartik rated it really liked it Shelves: Curcewed 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. As the book progresses you stamina will be tested as the story meanders to its end.

I’m glad I read it. And the author doesn’t try to hide his loyalties which is refreshing.

These groups also often have links with the Taliban. 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.


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For all the stories of suffering he seeks out, there is one he cannot bring himself to look at too closely. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Return to Book Page. The book ends in Aprilwith the hopeful resumption of a bus route between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. There are some opportunists who send others to death but keep their own children safe. There were books written by people from almost every conflict zone of the age, but where were the stories of his own homeland of Kashmir?

Overall, you may want to pick up this book if you want to see things from the Kashmir point of view. The author admits that he was fascinated by the militants and would have joined but for his father and maternal grandfather. But Kashmir—angrier, more violent, more hopeless—was never far away. But what is worse is living forever under the threat of death, of living in chains. This is one such book.

Start reading Curfewed Night on your Kindle in under a minute. Apr 06, Nirmalya rated it it was amazing. When India was violently partitioned inKashmir stayed neutral to remain independent, neither joining Pakistan or India. It takes a lot of courage to do that. How the Indian government was allowed to get away which such mass atrocities in Kashmir demonstrates the value of false image. I am glad I accepted it, because Curfewed Night is easily one of the best books I have read this year.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Such biased and false reporting seems to be endemic of all media representing the majority. The stories jump from one incident to another. Our ancestral home was completely destroyed, and I have not yet been able to go back.

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basharah Read it only if you are ready to face the reality. It is a war that hasn’t yet ended, though it has changed shape considerably in the last 20 years.

But don’t expect a joyous roller coaster. It ran through everything a Kashmiri, an Indian and a Pakistani said, wrote, and did.

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How can a few missing lines hurt you? He also gives space to the Kashmiri Pandits the title by which Kashmiri Hindus are addressed who were forced to leave the valley when the fighting began.

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