|Education||Political Science at Aligarh Muslim University |
Law at Faculty of Law, University of Delhi
Journalism at Columbia University
|Occupation||Journalist, author and political commentator; Staff Editor at International Edition of The New York Times|
|Employer||Reporter at Rediff|
Assistant Editor of Foreign Affairs
Editor of India Ink
Basharat Peer (born 1977) is an Indian journalist, script writer, author, and political commentator, hailing from Kashmir and currently based in New York City. He is currently an Opinion or at The New York Times (International).
Peer was born in Seer, Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir. 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, law at Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, and journalism at Columbia University.
Peer's father is a retired officer of the Kashmir Administrative Services.
Peer started his career as a reporter at Rediff and Tehelka. In his early career he was based in Delhi. He has worked as an Assistant Editor at Foreign Affairs and was a Fellow at Open Society Institute, New York. He was a Roving Editor at The Hindu. He has written extensively on South Asian politics for Granta, Foreign Affairs, The Guardian, FT Magazine, The New Yorker, The National and The Caravan.
He is the author of Curfewed Night, an eyewitness account of the Kashmir conflict, which won the Crossword Prize for Non-Fiction and was chosen among the Books of the Year by The Economist and The New Yorker.
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