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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 history and the haunting and undying ragas that sweep during the pages, Mitra Phukan provides the bold sitarist Kaushik Kashyap, already a ‘name’, who excursions the realm 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 crumple to autumn, the characters come to a deeper figuring out of themselves as their lives switch dramatically and endlessly. by way of turns critical, deeply relocating and completely irreverent, Mitra Phukan’s eye for aspect, her great wisdom of Hindustani track and her profound knowing of human nature come jointly during this splendidly evocative novel.

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

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

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