By Mitra Phukan
A musician by no means discovered the reality of the asserting ‘Music is a harsh taskmaster’ till his liked software exacts the top sacrifice. An untrue husband is baffled: his spouse grows an increasing number of 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 an entire night’s thievery in tow, reveals 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 topics of affection, loss and growing older with a number of the 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 mammoth 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 probably the most favourite literary voices in Assam today.
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