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This story is about women’s non-participation in funeral rites and rituals. In various cultures, they have to fight to attend the cremation or the burial of their loved ones. Patriarchs stop them with labels of traditions and religious protocols.

Especially in most Asian societies, historically, performing funerary rituals has been…

A person trained in the funeral etiquettes can mourn the death of a stranger. They can lament and deliver a eulogy or help comfort the grieving family. They are professional mourners or moirologist. Sometimes they perform openly, and at times, they act discreetly.

Professional mourning is mostly a gendered occupation…

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I still remember him. We were not from the same university, but we were friends. Because both of us loved discussing philosophy. Sometimes, he preferred writing long letters to me and used to post them at my address.
His personal life became full of complications because of strained relations with his…

Ajay Sharma

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