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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 a powerful musical history 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 attractive, calm Sandhya Senapati and her good-looking husband, who appear to be hiding deep, darkish secrets and techniques. because the eventful monsoon months collapse to autumn, the characters come to a deeper knowing of themselves as their lives swap dramatically and endlessly. through turns critical, deeply relocating and completely 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 pursuits of today’s youngsters... all discover a position within the novel.” — The Hindu

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

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