In this book podcast, we discuss Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaura Jaswal. As always discuss the novel with our Quick and Dirty Questions - Best Clapback, Get it Girl, Feminism Fails, play a quiz, kickback with our cocktail segment, listen to some feminist anthems on our playlist and get the word out about a community issue.
In the novel - Nikki prides herself on her modernity. She’s left the traditional views of her Sikh immigrant parents behind. However, after struggling for cash lands her a job as a creative writing teacher in London’s Punjabi community, her worldview is turned upside down. The widows who attend the class want to share much more than Nikki has anticipated. Their passion is to unleash their passions and fantieis through ertoic stories. Yet as the class grows in popularity, Nikki begins to unearth connections between some mysterious deaths in the community and the self-proclaimed ‘moral police.’ It’s up to the widows to overcome their differences and band together to uncover the community’s darkest secrets.