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Dog’s Funeral A Story on Untouchability

Author Name: SK Bhanwara | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

‘Dog’s Funeral’ is a novella dealing with a unique domestic situation emerging from the death of a pet dog in the family and the wish of the family members to arrange a funeral for it. The incidents, characters and episodes in the story cover larger social and humanitarian issues like the concepts of purity and untouchability and the prevailing inhuman traditions, and raises vital questions regarding caste, community, religion and rituals. The dead dog waiting for the funeral remains in focus and the readers grapple with the question, “Don’t our pets that we love deserve dignity in death?”

Dr AK Mishra, Associate Professor (Retd.)

Department of English, 

LR PG College Ghaziabad (U.P.)


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SK Bhanwara

SK Bhanwara, born on 03 December 1972 is a creative writer in English. He is a native of Ghaziabad (UP). He received his early education at Ingraham Institute at Ghaziabad and completed his Bachelor of Engineering from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and MSc from Sikkim Manipal University. He has completed ethnographic research on “Differences among Dalits” during an MA program in Public Policy from Jindal School of Governance and Public Policy Sonipat, Haryana in 2017. His areas of interest are social issues, philanthropy and human values.