Curfewed Night is a moving memoir on the conflict in Kashmir by Basharat Peer, an eminent and renowned Indian journalist.
Summary of the Book
Curfewed Night is a brave and notable piece of literary reporting which reveals the personal stories behind brutal conflicts in Kashmir. It is the tale of a man’s love for his motherland, the pain of leaving home and the happiness of returning. The author provides a vivid account of the Separatist Movement that has engulfed Kashmir since 1989 and which led to more than seventy thousand people being killed in the battle between India and Pakistan over Kashmir. The author narrates stories from his youth and gives tragic and upsetting accounts of the many Kashmiris he met years later as a reporter. The book includes chronicles of a young man who joined a Pakistani training camp, a mother who was forced to watch her son hold an exploding bomb by Indian troops, and a poet who found religion when his entire family was brutally killed. This book provides detailed descriptions and a vivid picture of Kashmir, once considered a paradise on Earth, which has been reduced to a miserable and pitiable state today.
About Basharat Peer
Basharat Peer is an Indian journalist, social commentator and author of Kashmiri ethnicity. He was born in Seer, Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir. He completed his initial schooling in Kashmir and continued his higher education in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He studied Political Science at Aligarh Muslim University and Journalism at Columbia University. For his book, Curfewed Night, he won the Crossword Prize for Non-Fiction and was chosen among the Books of the Year by The Economist and The New Yorker. He currently runs the India Ink blog on the digital edition of The New York Times.
Kashmir from a Kashmiri
19 Feb, 2012
12 Dec, 2011
15 Oct, 2011
We are educated,but,a half educated at all.
26 Jul, 2013
Must read before a trip to Kashmir!
5 Mar, 2013
2 Sep, 2011
I feel hurt after reading the book
18 Feb, 2012
An insider's view but too self centric
13 Jun, 2015
Beautifully expressed though Pro-Azadi book
10 Jan, 2015
Well said but partially correct
21 Mar, 2014