Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal

Genre: fiction contemporary romance

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Summary: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal takes place in London and follows a community of Punjabi widows who transform a “writing class”, meant to teach them adult literacy, into a safe space to share their sexual fantasies.


Intertwined with their erotic stories, we also follow Nikki, a modern-day woman trying to find her place in the world. Nikki is the teacher of the writing class and empowers the women to tell their stories despite the potential backlash and dangers from their community.

Thoughts after reading the book: This book gave me a glimpse into Indian culture, a different culture from my own. I enjoyed reading from the perspective of widows. Those who were pitied showed their strength. Those who were forgotten made their presence. Those who were elderly reminded you of their wisdom in all areas of life, even with intimacy.


Chia is my FAVORITE type of tea and I would get excited every time someone in the book was making, talking about or enjoying a cup of chia tea.

Vahdam Chia tea, a plant and a mug.
Enjoy a Cup of Vahdam Chia Tea!

I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a lighthearted, engaging, and funny book about widows and their secrets.


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