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— Pankaj Mishra, author of Temptations of the West
"The story of Kashmir has never been told before so evocatively and profoundly. Peer writes with the skill of a novelist, the insight of a journalist and the evocative power of a poet."
— Ahmad Rashid, author of The Taliban and Descent
"A passionate and important book - a brave and brilliant report from a conflict the world has chosen to ignore."
— Salman Rushdie
Curfewed Night is the finest book I have read on the contemporary Kashmir conflict – literary, humane, clear-eyed and reliable. Basharat Peer has given voice, unforgettably, to a generation of Kashmiris who have never been heard in the United States, but who should be.
— Steve Coll, author of The Bin Ladens, Ghost Wars and On The Grand Trunk Road
I wanted to give this book a 2.5 and couldn't quite manage it on my tiny smart phone , so pardon me for the low rating. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Manish Makhija
I read this book last week. I have a few comments. This is an interesting read. However, I lived in Lal Chowk Anantnag until I was 16 which was 1990 before we were asked to leave... Read morePublished 24 days ago by SeventyNine NY
This is a good view of life on the border of Pakistan. I have friends who have lived there and they told me that this book would give an accurate account of the conflict and... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Happy
I just read finished reading this and it was fantastic. While I knew of Kashmir prior to reading "Curfewed Night", my knowledge was limited to it being a Muslim... Read morePublished 10 months ago by James Dunning
A very well written book. It tells the history of a troubled place, not in terms of the power play and the "big picture", but how it felt like growing up in this world ... Read morePublished on April 8, 2012 by ImranM
I grew up in India in the 1990s. However, growing up I never heard of the stories of the stories of brutality which Basharat Peer witnessed in Kashmir. Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by Manish
No other "patriotism" in the world has such a legion of aggressive online champions as the Indian version: make some innocuous and mildly critical comment about the "rising... Read morePublished on August 24, 2011 by D Marley
The author's honesty in presenting Kashmir's true story during the uprisings is commendable. I have completed part 1 of the book so far and this is just like walking down the... Read morePublished on May 26, 2011 by UK
It is not often that we come across a book by a Palestinian in the occupied territories about his life or by a Bosnian on Srebrenica or an Iraqi about the Abu Ghraib and so on. Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by Raghu Nathan