By Mitra Phukan
A musician by no means learned the reality of the asserting ‘Music is a harsh taskmaster’ till his loved device exacts the top sacrifice. An untrue husband is baffled: his spouse grows increasingly 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 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 issues of affection, loss and getting older with many of the matters dealing with the sector: militancy, witchcraft, and the breakdown of conventional methods of lifestyles. Her tales acutely depict people’s struggles to narrate to one another throughout monstrous social gulfs and in the intricacies of kinfolk and love. Intimate, allusive, and wryly saw, A complete Night’s Thievery is a finely drawn portrait of humanity by way of essentially the most popular literary voices in Assam today.
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