Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal is this week’s book recommendation.
Genre: Erotic literature, Fiction
Why should you pick it up?
Because it’s a story written by a woman about women with women in it.
I came across this book in one of the book clubs I follow on Instagram and was instantly attracted by the contradiction that is its title. And the very next moment, I realised something. Do you know what that was?
Well, the fact that erotic stories for widows seemed contradictory to me. Why should it have unless somewhere in a crevice in my mind the thought was planted subconsciously? Of course, there can be erotic stories for and by widows. Why not? That’s when I decided that I have to read this book and you know what? I’m glad I did for I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I loved the camaraderie between women. I loved the friction between women and I loved that this was an out and out women-centric book. We were there left, right and centre.
So, read it because I have an inkling that you’ll like it too.
Nikki is a modern young Punjabi woman, who has spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from her community and living an independent (read: western) life. But after the death of her father leaves her family in financial straits, she takes a job as a creative writing teacher for a group of ageing widows at her temple and discovers that the white dupatta of the widow hides more than just a few greying hairs.
These are women who have lived in the shadows of fathers, brothers and husbands their whole lives, being dutiful, raising children and going to temple. They may not have a great grasp of English but what they do have is a wealth of stories and fantasies that they are no longer afraid to share with the other women in the group.
As Nikki realises that she must keep the illicit nature of the class secret from the Brothers—a group of highly conservative young men who have started policing the morals of the temple and the wider community—she starts to help these women voice their desires, and also begins to uncover the truth about the sudden recent death of a young Sikh woman…
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The book is available in Paperback and as a Kindle edition. So, what are you waiting for?
Link to Good Reads: Erotic Stories For Punjabi Widows
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