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Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

(2017)
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A lively, sexy, and thought-provoking East-meets-West story about community, friendship, and women's lives at all ages - a spicy and alluring mix of Together Tea and Calendar Girls.

Every woman has a secret life....

Nikki lives in cosmopolitan West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she's spent most of her 20-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community of her childhood, preferring a more independent (that is, Western) life. When her father's death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a "creative writing" course at the community center in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community.

Because of a miscommunication, the proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn basic English literacy, not the art of short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of sexy stories in English and shares it with the class, Nikki realizes that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected - and exciting - kind.

As more women are drawn to the class, Nikki warns her students to keep their work secret from the Brotherhood, a group of highly conservative young men who have appointed themselves the community's "moral police". But when the widows' gossip offers shocking insights into the death of a young wife - a modern woman like Nikki - and some of the class erotica is shared among friends, it sparks a scandal that threatens them all.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"I loved this novel-it's so big-hearted, earthy and funny: A rattlingly good story." - Deborah Moggach


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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
Author(s): Balli Kaur Jaswal
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A hilarious and heartwarming novel
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-264511-0 / 978-0-06-264511-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A hilarious and heartwarming novel
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A hilarious and heartwarming novel
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ISBN: 0-00-820989-8 / 978-0-00-820989-6 (UK edition)
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June 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Lib/E
Author(s): Balli Kaur Jaswal
ISBN: 1-5384-1680-8 / 978-1-5384-1680-8 (USA edition)
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June 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel
Author(s): Balli Kaur Jaswal
ISBN: 1-5384-1679-4 / 978-1-5384-1679-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel
Author(s): Balli Kaur Jaswal
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A Novel
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Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows: A hilarious and heartwarming novel
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Publisher: HarperCollins
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