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Curfewed Night

Authors (s): Basharat Peer (Author)
Format: Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788184000344
Pages: vi+250p., 23cm.
Pub. date: 15.11.2008, 1st ed.
Publisher: Random House Publishers India Pvt. Ltd.
Language (s): English
Bagchee ID: BB52273
List price: US $ 33,00
Bagchee price: US $ 29,70
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Overview for Curfewed Night

Basharat Peer was a teenager when the separatist movement exploded in Kashmir in 1989, Over the following years countless young men, seduced by the romance of the militant, fuelled by feelings of injustice, crossed over the Line of Control to train in Pakistani army camps. Peer was sent off to boarding school in Aligarh to keep out of trouble. He finished college and became a journalist in Delhi. But Kashmir angrier, more violent, more hopeless -was never far away. In 2003, the young journalist left his job and returned to his homeland to search out the stories and the people that had haunted him. In Curfewed Night he draws a harrowing and intensely moving portrait of Kashmir and its people. Here are stories of a young man's initiation into a Pakistani training camp; a mother who watches her son forced to hold an exploding bomb; a poet who finds religion when his entire family is killed. Of politicians living in refurbished torture chambers and former militants dreaming of discotheques; of idyllic villages rigged with landmines, temple which have become army bunkers and ancient Sufi shrines decapitated in bomb blasts. And here is finally the old story of the return home -and the discovery that there may not be any redemption in it. Lyrical, spare, gutwrenching and intimate, Curfewed Night is a stunning book and an unforgettable portrait of Kashmir in war.
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