The Dog We Stole

· Anjana Balakrishnan

About this ebook

Pathumma alias Pathu is a feisty 6-month-old puppy rescued off the streets of Bangalore. She is a rebel who seeks a feminist ally in her elder brother Echo. But Echo is a typical Labrador, ‘a good boy’ at home in the human world. Without a partner in crime, her getaways are foiled. Will she bow down in defeat and conform to patriarchy or will she fight against its arbitrary rules with all ten kilos of her might?

The Dog We Stole is the definitive biography of Her Majesty Begum Pathumma. It is Anjana Balakrishnan’s funny and heartwarming account of her adorable, adopted pup Pathu, the only family member to have figured out life.

About the author

Anjana Balakrishnan is a writer and editor based in Bangalore where she lives with a geek and two four-legged monsters. Her stories have appeared in anthologies, The Best Asian Short Stories 2018 and Dissent: The Helter Skelter Anthology of New Writing VI. She’s currently writing her first novel, Every Thing We Are on her blog She can be reached at

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