By Mitra Phukan
A musician by no means discovered the reality of the announcing ‘Music is a harsh taskmaster’ until eventually his cherished 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 by way of insurgents…or is she? And Modon Sur, with the spoils of a whole night’s thievery in tow, unearths 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 older with a few 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 immense 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 via some of the most renowned literary voices in Assam today.
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