By Mitra Phukan
A musician by no means learned the reality of the announcing ‘Music is a harsh taskmaster’ until eventually his loved tool exacts the top sacrifice. An untrue husband is baffled: his spouse grows progressively more ideal till she actually turns into the goddess of lots. A loving mom is of course distraught on the kidnapping of her son through insurgents…or is she? And Modon Sur, with the spoils of a whole night’s thievery in tow, unearths himself in a sticky state of affairs on a black amavasya night.
In this assortment, Mitra Phukan sounds the rhythms of latest Assamese society, deftly weaving common subject matters of affection, loss and getting older with a number of the concerns dealing with the area: militancy, witchcraft, and the breakdown of conventional methods of lifestyles. Her tales acutely depict people’s struggles to narrate to one another throughout substantial social gulfs and in the intricacies of relatives and love. Intimate, allusive, and wryly saw, A complete Night’s Thievery is a finely drawn portrait of humanity through the most admired literary voices in Assam today.
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