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