Anantnag, Jammu and Kashmir
|Education||Political Science at Aligarh Muslim University, Journalism at Columbia University|
|Notable credit(s)||worked as reporter at Rediff,
currently Assistant Editor of Foreign Affairs,
author of book Curfewed Night
Peer was born in Seer, Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir, India. He attended school in the valley of Kashmir and continued his education, after matriculation, in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh away from his strife-ridden birthplace. He studied Political Science at Aligarh Muslim University and Journalism at Columbia University.
He started his career as a reporter at Rediff and Tehelka. During the initial days of his career he was based in Delhi. He worked as an Assistant Editor at Foreign Affairs and is presently a writer in residence at Open Society Institute in New York. He also writes for publications such as The Guardian, Financial Times, the New Yorker, The National and the New Statesman.
He is the author of Curfewed Night (Random House, 2008/Scribner,2009), a well received memoir and eyewitness account of the Kashmir conflict. Peer currently runs the "India Ink" blog on the digital edition of The New York Times.
- "The Wail of Kashmir". Indian Express. 30 November 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
- "Fineprint: Curfewed Night, a memoir on Kashmir". CNN IBN. 16 November 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
- "How green was my valley". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 7 December 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
- Peer, Basharat. "Victims of December 13". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 July, 2003.
- Peer, Basharat (MAY 13, 2013). "Posts by Basharat Peer". The New Yorker.
- Sircar, Subhadip (11 August 2010). "'My Nationality a Matter of Dispute’: Basharat Peer". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
- Video: Basharat Peer discusses his book 'Curfewed Night' at the Asia Society, New York, April 12, 2010
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