Chapter I. Curfewed Night: Journey of the Self. Basharat Peer‟s Curfewed Night published in , is written in the backdrop of armed conflict in Kashmir which. Outside, the curfewed night lay in its silence like a man waiting in ambush. The Three Musketeers 'Is someone called Basharat Peer here? He is a ninth class . Find out more about Curfewed Night by Basharat Peer at Simon & Schuster. Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos & more.
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It is the book of Basharat's Peer experiences, yes, but those experiences include returning to Kashmir and seeking out the stories of others affected by the conflict.
It is a formidable challenge to tell the stories of Kashmir's suffering without numbing the readers' senses, and that Peer is able to do so is testament to his gifts and sensitivity as a writer.
The 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. Curfewed Night is filled with many such finely judged details, which quietly detonate on the page.
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 He sits at a bus-stop waiting for the bus to take him to Kunan Poshpura, but when it arrives he just goes on sitting, listening to the sound of the revving engine, and watching the bus drive away. For all the stories of suffering he seeks out, there is one he cannot bring himself to look at too closely.
For the year-old Basharat Peer of , the heroes of the Kashmir conflict were obvious. As an older reporter, in an older war, he sees the damage inflicted everywhere. The war comes closest to home when a man with a personal grudge against his father convinces the militants that the elder Peer is the enemy; his parents narrowly escape a land mine intended to kill them.
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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With linked Table of Contents. Henry David Thoreau. Breaking Rank: Norm Stamper. 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. But even after becoming a journalist, all he could notice when he looks around, hears things or thinks is Kashmir.
I watched him join his friends, carrying wooden guns and broken plastic balls stuffed with cloth meant to be hand grenades.
It ran through everything a Kashmiri, an Indian and a Pakistani said, wrote, and did. The author later shifts to Delhi for further studies, during the time when his parents escape a near mortal danger.
Then eventually with the progress of his life story, the author diligently changes the once mesmerizing beauty of Kashmir into something dark filled with army bunkers, streets filled with army patrolling cars, armed personnel guarding a hidden corner of a building and some army soldiers are constantly checking and frisking the common Kashmiri folks thereby disrupting the normalcy in their daily lives. It ran through peet a Kashmiri, an Indian and a Pakistani said, wrote, and did.
Maybe that is why he chose to become a journalist.