By Mitra Phukan
A musician by no means learned the reality of the announcing ‘Music is a harsh taskmaster’ till his liked 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 via 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 up to date Assamese society, deftly weaving common issues of affection, loss and growing old with the various concerns 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 titanic 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 essentially the most famous literary voices in Assam today.