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By Mitra Phukan

4 musicians, whose lives intersect within the small mofussil city at the banks of the Brahmaputra. opposed to the backdrop of an impressive musical historical past and the haunting and undying ragas that sweep in the course of the pages, Mitra Phukan provides the formidable sitarist Kaushik Kashyap, already a ‘name’, who excursions the area together with his attractive Italian scholar; Nomita the shy, small- city vocalist, whom Kaushik’s mom and dad have selected for him; Nomita’s Guruma, the gorgeous, calm Sandhya Senapati and her good-looking husband, who appear to be hiding deep, darkish secrets and techniques. because the eventful monsoon months cave in to autumn, the characters come to a deeper realizing of themselves as their lives switch dramatically and endlessly. by means of turns severe, deeply relocating and totally irreverent, Mitra Phukan’s eye for element, her gigantic wisdom of Hindustani song and her profound knowing of human nature come jointly during this splendidly evocative novel.

“The duality among spirituality and materialism... old-world photographs and glossy performers, a steady satire at the targets of today’s youngsters... all discover a position within the novel.” — The Hindu

“A light and leisurely novel, with a minimalist yet exact plot, and an environment of unhurried musicality.” —Seven Sisters submit “... an insightful peek into the multifacted lives of Hindustani classical tune singers.” — Anjana Basu, Women’s Web

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