By Mitra Phukan
A musician by no means discovered the reality of the announcing ‘Music is a harsh taskmaster’ till his cherished 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 by way of insurgents…or is she? And Modon Sur, with the spoils of an entire 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 up to date Assamese society, deftly weaving common topics of affection, loss and getting older with the various matters dealing with the quarter: militancy, witchcraft, and the breakdown of conventional methods of lifestyles. Her tales acutely depict people’s struggles to narrate to one another throughout enormous 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 through essentially the most favourite literary voices in Assam today.
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