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But the beginning of the conflict, the radicalization of kashmiri Islam, the loss of lives and dignity of the Hindus at niyht hands of the terrorists, their mass bashara under duress, and the religious nature of the ongoing protests are conveniently glossed over, whereas the terrorists are painted as heroes, their murders are justified like Yusuf who was killed for being opportunistic, his own parents were almost blasted because an ikhwani had misguided the terrorists etcarmy is demonized and there is no mention of the sexual humiliation of the locals by the curfwed.
If you go back there after the people are gone, then all you can see is what is not there any more. Kashmir faced not just viloence but violation of basic humanity irrespective of religion or caste. Retrieved from ” https: That way you can have a significant positive impact on the lives of the people who care about or claim to care about. But in the Kashmir valley, even the life of peee student was fraught. Our Moon Has Blood Clots: Again, a must read for every Indian.
This book tells the story of Kashmir as seen through the gasharat of the author, Basharat Peer. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.
Curfewed Night: a Frontline Memoir of Life, Love and War in Kashmir: review – Telegraph
But thinking about that a bit more, I think I appreciate it– many pages have been written on how to resolve Kashmir, and this isn’t what he’s trying to do. A child peeping from a crack in the wall? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? As such this book is a welcome contribution to the literature on the subject.
He per to have transformed into a Delhi University alumnus and forgotten he was an Indian paramilitary officer posted in Kashmir. They tied you to along wooden ladder and placed it near a ditch bashharat with kerosene oil and red chilli powder. To the civilians, the security forces are the oppressors but to the soldiers, even the innocent Kashmiris are potential terrorist-sympathizers and anti-nationals.
Sep 18, Vinit rated it liked it. I watched him join his friends, carrying wooden guns and broken plastic balls stuffed with cloth meant to be hand grenades. For the year-old Basharat Peer ofthe heroes of the Kashmir conflict were obvious.
This review nigt useless without an excerpt. Basharat Peer was born in Kashmir in For the full review, visit IndiaBookStore India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen. Although towards curfewrd end, the author does try to look at it from the other side but it is a mere trifle compared to the rest of the book.
State police, paramilitary or the army — all these people live under constant threat to their lives well.
An evocative account of life in Kashmir. Jan 07, Indiabookstore rated it liked it. And the ending, when the Bridge of Peace and a bus tour trying to make amends to Kashmir people after many years 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.
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. The only aspect missing is historical context and reasons behind the uprising. Nobody should have to live under these conditions with shattered dreams and hopelessness.
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Also, because the Author is known for voicing his support for Pakistan openly. They burn your flesh till you speak.
Story of Shameema and her son Shafi who was killed by handing a mine and forced to walk in militants house? 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 might.
Of politicians living in refurbished torture chambers and former militants dreaming of discotheques; of idyllic villages rigged with landmines, temples which have become army bunkers, and ancient sufi shrines decapitated in bomb blasts. Brainwashed youths would realize that the way of the militant is only ruining their beautiful state.
Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer. They can face bullets, bombs, or lynch mob anytime.
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He writes about the humiliation of being searched and questioned by the Indian military constantly as people move about. I can well understand bzsharat humiliation because I once had the experience of being stripped naked and searched by the Chilean Immigration as I crossed from the Peruvian border, on suspicion of trafficking in drugs, even though there perr no basis at all for it, except for bassharat skin color. I wanted to give this book a 2. Sincewhen the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir, more than 70, people have been killed in the battle between India and Pakistan over Kashmir.
To conclude, I would say that the book is non-fiction, an auto-biography of sorts. Otherwise, people wouldn’t take me seriously. The author keeps his tale simple, and keeps the reader interested through out the novel. Born and raised in the war-torn region, Basharat Peer brings this little-known part of the world to life in haunting, vivid detail. A stunning book on the loss of peace. The kashmir we have heard stories of, the love and brotherhood every muslim had for hindu and every hindu had for thw muslims.
Deeply moving and disturbing stories of all of them- Muslim youths who joined the militancy, dreamed of Azaadi but died young labelled as terrorists; Hindu Pandits who flee the serene valley to the hustling plains, only with a hope of returning back some day; and Kashmiris staring at the gun nozzle from both the sides. It is the culture, tradition, the people who made kashmir, t If Injustice was done with kashmiri hindus so was with the innocent muslims.
He’s giving his own personal story, the stories of bashaat friends and loved ones, and allowing people to finally face the human dimensions of the situation there. Basharat gives a clear account of the brutality by the Indian army raining bullets finding something amiss by the militants, killing many innocent lives including children.