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Basharat Peer was born in Kashmir in 1977. He studied political science at Aligarh Muslim University and journalism at Columbia University. He has worked as a reporter at Rediff and Tehelka and has written for various publications including the Guardian, Financial Times, New Statesman and Foreign Affairs where he was assistant editor. He is currently based in New York.
Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award 2010. An account of the conflicts in Kashmir which still go on but are very seldom reported on. The author grew up in Kashmir and left as a teenager. He became a journalist and returned some years later to his homeland and now here is his account of a country still torn apart by conflict.