The Brahmaputra is the only river in India with a male name. Running through Nepal, China, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh, the river is a natural north/south divide in the country’s northeast. In a region of such cultural pluralism, with separatist hotspots, the river serves as a trade route and information channel. Set in a precarious, clandestine port in Assam, the work (the title means “the sound of Brahmaputra) creates a metaphor that associates passage from the rural north to urban south with the idea of developmentalism.