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The details of torture, stories of survivals are horrifying. It is the culture, tradition, the people who made kashmir, that was destroyed along with the humanity and brotherhood that existed.

Another sinister development is the increasing prominence in the conflict of Pakistani-funded radical groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, which carry out suicide attacks in Kashmir, India and even in Pakistan itself against Sufi basharqt Shia mosques. One of the strongest sections describes how it felt to be a young teenager swept up by a movement with “Freedom” as its cry.

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I treated the book as a book of poetic beauty, much like Kashmir, and thus enjoyed it. His grief is clearly expressed in these lines: Kashmir, his hometown; Kashmir ,the place where his parents lived; Kashmir which was known for its natural beauty and the Kashmir which was destroyed with the war peef the militants and the Indian nivht.

Aug 12, Umesh Kesavan bashara it it was amazing Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. English Choose a language for shopping. It ran through everything a Kashmiri, an Indian and a Pakistani said, wrote, and did. Born and raised in the war-torn region, Basharat Peer brings this little-known part of the world to life in haunting, vivid detail.


Instead of focusing on the politico-historical aspects of the conflict,the author keeps things personal through his own memories and interactions with various actors in the scene – failed militants,disrupted marriages,lost sons,raped brides,dilapidated shrines.

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The stories from this war inflicted region shows the agony of the people staying in this beautiful valley. He seemed to have transformed into a Delhi University alumnus and forgotten he was an Indian paramilitary officer posted in Kashmir.

Later he found that they have left the valley for their safety. A stunning book on the loss of peace. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

One cannot help but sympathize with the innocent Kashmiris. The author has shared an anecdote about his interactions with a young paramilitary officer. 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.

The sufficed pain of the common Kashmiri folks curfewef very well arrested by the author with his journey to absolution in the picturesque valley of snow-capped mountains and clear blue streams and the vast green flora.

As a young boy of 14, Peer lives through the horror of violence, brutality, murder, rape and destruction by both the Indian security forces and the militants, more of the security forces than the militants.

Peer, a studious young man whose father is a respected government official in Srinagar, the summertime capital of Kashmir, shares his personal experiences as his village, like others throughout the region, experience great hardship and tragedy during the Indian Army crackdown against separatist militants and eper who support them. Learn more about Amazon Prime.


This page was last edited on 9 Julyat Peer makes you share his angst while provoking sympathy for the people in the conflict torn valley. Order by newest oldest recommendations.

The poet had lied about paradise. It is clear that India will not just back down considering its overwhelming stature in the world today, therefore the Kashmiris have to be prepared for a long separatist struggle to attain their independence. Don’t have a Kindle? Sample this; “Spring was the season of green mountains and meadows, blushing snow and the expanse of yellow mustard flowers in bxsharat fields around our village. They burn your pefr till you speak.

I had a really tough time with this book.

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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. Basharat Peer was born and raised in Kashmir and this book serves as both his memoir and an elegy for that beautiful but troubled land. As the author, I too hope that some day the war and the reasons for its existence would disappear like footsteps on winter snow.

Rebellions, his father pointed out, were led by educated men. Showing of 32 reviews.