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London-based eye-opener about the lives of Sikh women

Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows - Balli Kaur Jaswal


This novel deals with Nikki, a young modern Sikh woman, hired to teach women at a gurdwara in Southall. The classes take an unexpected turn as the Sikh widows have a different agenda. Their stories are revealed as well as a mystery to be resolved. This all leads to a satisfactory conclusion for all involved with some action at the end.

The book is character-driven mostly although the plot elements are well-conceived. Having lived in Leicester for 25 years, a lot of the story was familiar to me, dealing with arranged marriages, women's role in Sikh society, honour killings etc.. It is engaging and enjoyable and worth a read. Recommended but probably more a woman's novel than a man's.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.