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The author’s father manages to make his son leave the unrest and struggling valley of paradise so that he can finish his education without any disturbance in Aligarh. This is time to fight, to raise our voice for kashmir.

Jan 07, Indiabookstore rated it liked it. I had always love this genre of writing, which made it bit more interesting to me. He finished college and became a journalist in Delhi. Open Preview See a Problem? The book reads like a diary of the author as he follows various stories in his journalistic day to day career. This line says it all: It lurked on my bookshelf for so long because I used to pick it up, read a few pages, put it down and pick up another book.

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. A few years later there is more luck: Dec 05, Vaibhav Anand rated it liked it. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

The stories moved me to the plight of the Kashmiri common man who clearly wants an end to this chaos. And here is finally the old story of the return homeā€”and the discovery that there may not be any redemption in it.


Somehow the book is disjointed, it jumps from one incident to another but the flow is not smooth. And the ending, bashaart the Bridge of Peace and a bus tour trying to make amends to Kashmir people after many bassharat of constant battle and separation by giving Kashmir separated families a chance to finally meet their loved ones from the other side of the war, was really touching and philosophically meaningful.

India hardly is ever treated to a viewpoint on kashmir by a Kashmiri.

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

Overall, you may want to pick up this book if you want to see things from the Kashmir point of view. After becoming a journalist for an Indian newspaper, Peer reports on other wars far away from home but is inevitably drawn back to Kashmir.

Life, Death, and the Sri Lankan War. If I remember correctly, it This is a really important book that was written in the most beautiful way possible for a non-fiction one to be. The children in Kashmir getting fascinated by the uniforms and the Kalashnikova nitht by the militants, dream to fight for the freedom of Kashmir. Read it only if you are ready to face the reality.

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This book served as an excellent counterpart to The CollaboratorMirza Waheed’s novel about the crisis in Kashmir in the late s and early s, as the narrator of that novel and the author of this book are of similar ages and backgrounds.


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I’m glad that Peer has now chosen to dedicate his life to documenting it and I hope that others in India and beyond will follow his example. The pacing is smooth and swift as the author gradually pulls his readers into the depth of his memoir.

My father’s family was a part of the Kashmiri diaspora. Monday 31 December Some could be found in the work of the great nitht Agha Shahid Ali, but nlght terms of prose narrative there was nothing in English but “the unwritten books of the Kashmir experience”.

That’s fine in a word news piece; in a memoir, there needs to be some growth. Half of the family emigrated to Pakistan during the partition.

To the civilians, the security forces are the oppressors but to the soldiers, even the innocent Kashmiris are potential terrorist-sympathizers and anti-nationals. But in the Kashmir valley, even the life of a student was fraught. They have to undergo humiliating military checks every now and then. This is a really important book that perr written in the most beautiful way possible for a non-fiction one to be.

They live in fear of the security forces as well as the militants.