Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Nikki, living in West London, has distanced herself from her traditional Sikh family. When her father’s death leaves them in financial jeopardy, Nikki takes a job teaching creative writing at a Punjabi community centre. Nikki soon realizes that her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories, and she teaches them how to unleash their creativity. When the widows’ gossip offers shocking insights into the recent death of a young wife and some of the class erotica is shared among friends, it sparks a scandal that threatens them all.
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Desi Writer's Lounge, interview. "Through the lively imagination of the widows and Nikki’s persistence, Balli Kaur Jaswal crafts a story that is both compassionate about tradition and critical of the taboos surrounding sexuality in South Asian cultures."
The Globe and Mail. "Reyhana Patel is co-author of the report 'Dis-honourable killings,' published by Islamic Relief Canada, where she is head of external relations."
Hello Sunshine. "Balli Kaur Jaswal, the author of Reese’s March Book Pick, shares her story of bringing two very different families together from two very different cultures for her recent wedding."