Dawa: The Story of a Stray Dog in Bhutan

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Published In: 2004
ISBN: 9789993664406
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No. of Pages: 129
Nu. 300.00

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Book Overview

Dawa looks like just another scruffy Thimphu street dog, but don't be fooled: he understand Dzongkaha, he has an urge to see the world and his bigger-than-normal brain is matched only by his compassionate heart. His is an extraordinary life; follow it from its tragic beginnings, to his ascension as the legendary Leader of Howling in Thimphu, to the miracle that saves him. Dawa's story will appeal to all who have experienced life's rigors - but have never given up hope on the possibilities.

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by Jeeten Rai (November 25, 2020)

2 Reviews


Crooked dog but who is determined to explore beyond the wall.
I had read this book many times as a part of curriculum and I never felt bore reading time and again. Dawa, protagonist was born unlucky as a stray dog with many sibling from a old and a weak mother but he lived his life with a blessing. In his previous life he was language translator so he can understand varieties of human language. He always wonder what lies beyond the mountain and finally he start his journey from Paro to Thimphu.
He has a sense of respect for human but unfortunately he will receive and kick with "stray dog" from policeman at Chuzom.
After reaching Thimphu he became leader of howling and later he left Thimphu when he was caught by deadly disease mange.
He travel towards Wangdue insearch of Gelong Ma Pelmo cave to cure his disease. He reached there and found the cave, he stayed there until his mange get cured. Finally he will returned to Thimphu and stay outside Changangkha lhakhang viewing the site of capital, Thimphu.

by Karma Zangmo Tshedi (November 24, 2020)

6 Reviews


Do you wish to see Bhutan in the eye of a dog then ....this is the book for you. How this book made me into a dog person was still captivating to recollect. Everyone should stop treating an animal as a heartless creature...they too have a heart to feel. Some have bigger than us human.

by Sonam Norbu (November 23, 2020)

1 Reviews


A beautiful short novel that captures the essence of Bhutan through a dog. Aum Kunzang Choden has knit the story so well that one can feel like travelling along with the protagonist.
It’s good to read the book to get a quick and rich perspective of Bhutan.

by Pelden Wangchuk (July 31, 2020)

22 Reviews


This is my second book to read by Aum Kunzang Choden. The reason of giving a five stars is because of the portrayal of invaluable themes and morals depicted in the book.

It is no wonder the book is selected as literature textbook for class 9. Through the story of Dawa the stray dog, we can see the events that can relate to human being. It tells about the loss of our love ones, power and freedom, adventures, consistency, competence, acceptance, betrayal and self respect. Throughout the book, we can feel the life of Dawa.

Do read this book. Highly recommended.

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by Pelden Wangchuk (July 31, 2020)

22 Reviews


This is my second book to read by Aum Kunzang Choden. The reason of giving a five stars is because of the portrayal of invaluable themes and morals depicted in the book.

It is no wonder the book is selected as literature textbook for class 9. Through the story of Dawa the stray dog, we can see the events that can relate to human being. It tells about the loss of our love ones, power and freedom, adventures, consistency, competence, acceptance, betrayal and self respect. Throughout the book, we can feel the life of Dawa.

Do read this book. Highly recommended.

😊😊😊😊😊

by Sherab Tenzin (June 12, 2020)

3 Reviews


It's an allegorical novel that takes us through social, economic, leadership, political and geographical landscapes of Bhutan all through the eyes of Dawa - a humble stray dog in Bhutan.
We get to know various Bhutan's cultural aspects that ultimately change how Dawa reacts. I feel Dawa's characteristics of not-so-smart with a compassionate heart to pursue his dreams and hopes without intervening normality of others' lives are characters of Bhutanese and then Bhutan as a whole despite being such a small country.

by Peaceful Sparta (May 10, 2020)

1 Reviews


Dawa's story is not just a story of a stray, it is a tale of Bhutan disguised as an adventure story. The people, the places and the processes in Bhutan are explained through the eyes of a puppy, and later a dog. Read this book to follow the adventures of Dawa as he overcomes hardships and difficulties at each turn in his life. There is a level of spirituality involved; a must read for people who are interested in reading books about adventure/fantasy and Bhutan.
The writing style makes the readers feel connected to the main protagonist - an animal with an impressive amount of humanity.

by Sonam C Choden (January 10, 2020)

5 Reviews


Dawa is my all time favorite novel. When I first read "Dawa the stray dog" in 2009 I really enjoyed reading. Besides, Dawa is very smart, lovable and funny dog. Just like a human Dawa also travelled to Thimphu by crossing the passes. He is exampleary leader in howling pax. He has capacity to understand dzongkha. He lives in Changangkha looking over the Thimphu city. Dawa is not just a stray dog but extraordinary dog.
Please! flip the pages to Know, why he is extraordinary dog?