ISBN 9788184000900,Curfewed Night

Curfewed Night


Basharat Peer


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2009

ISBN 9788184000900

ISBN-10 8184000901


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

Short stories

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.

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