By Mitra Phukan
A musician by no means discovered the reality of the asserting ‘Music is a harsh taskmaster’ till his cherished tool exacts the top sacrifice. An untrue husband is baffled: his spouse grows progressively more excellent 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 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 a number of the matters 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 huge 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 via the most admired literary voices in Assam today.
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