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The stories from this war inflicted region shows the agony of the people staying in this beautiful valley.

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Another one which definitely needs a special mention is: Chrfewed books provide a clear picture of the ongoing violence in Kashmir through the author’s writing. Curfewed Night is filled with many such finely judged details, which quietly detonate on the page. He was, according to rumour, betrayed by a jealous rival at work.

Another sinister development is the increasing prominence in the conflict of Pakistani-funded radical groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, which carry out suicide attacks in Kashmir, India and even in Pakistan itself against Sufi and Shia mosques.

Hopefully, every kashmiri pandit would know better to write their story and tell it too. We had bazharat and smoked.

But, they have mouths to feed at home. Basharat starts narrating the story from the memories of his childhood days in Kashmir and history of Kashmir. Show 25 25 50 All. A few years later there is more luck: Finally, he quits his job to interview the people, who suffered by insurgent in Kashmir. They were protesting against the killing of Kashmiri demonstrators by Indian soldiers; but they were also calling for the disputed region to be allowed a plebiscite on its own sovereignty, as the UN had once promised.

Basyarat raised the ladder like a seesaw and pushed your head into the ditch. Pages after pages, author narrates stories of people affected by the insurgency; lives taken by the army and by the militants; and the wounds of war screeched across every life, every hope and every ambition.


Some could be found in the work of the great poet Agha Shahid Ali, but in terms of nighg narrative there was nothing in English but “the unwritten books of the Kashmir experience”. He showed signs of relaxation and turned towards me. They have to undergo humiliating military checks every now and then. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

A good basic book about the Human tragedy in Kashmir. In FebruaryBasharat Peer saw a procession moving through his Kashmiri village towards a Sufi shrine.

It ran through everything a Kashmiri, an Indian and a Pakistani said, wrote, and did. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

A society where a door knock after sunset basharatt 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.

The torture that had killed thousands of Kashmiris, and who survived through where no less than dead. This is time to niight, to raise our voice for kashmir. To begin with I opted Curfewed Night,a well researched and fairly well written memoir.

I admit ‘Haider’ made me pick the book over Pandita’s ‘Our moon has blood clots’, which I assume has the same base material.

Trips to bookstores, with their shelves and shelves laden with books from warzones, made Peer realize that not enough voices from Kashmir were being heard. Some members of the security forces overstep their limits and indulge in torturing bwsharat people. I must applaud the author for picking up a topic so close to his heart and exploring it all basharay he could and then writing it down.

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

They are never fully told and never really fought for. But I strongly believe, it should no longer be just about being a hindu or a muslim. The book stays away from the identity politics and polarization that has come to dominate most discourse on Kashmir, and offers instead a nuanced glimpse of the toll the war has taken on the land and its people, building on the humanity we all share.

The book is a depiction of the author’s rather personal tale of his life in the militant ‘s of Kashmir. Because there has always been a constant war, a 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 to ignore.


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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 Everyone should read it. 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.

Resolving to change that by telling his own story, Peer then embarks upon a journey to understand the conflict and its impact on the average Kashmiri better. A must read for every Indian. This book tells the story of the men and women of Fighter Command who worked tirelessly in air bases scattered throughout Britain to thwart the Nazis.

They can face bullets, bombs, or lynch mob anytime.

While working as a newspaper journalist there, he is assigned to write stories about the growing crisis in Kashmir. 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 bashatat bushes. As a young boy of 14, Peer lives through the horror of violence, brutality, murder, rape and destruction by both the Indian security forces and the militants, more of the security forces than the militants.