Based on the title of this book, a reader may think it’s going to be a fun filled adventure full of tintillating laughter. A lot of it is older, religious women making up stories of what they had hoped their sex lives would be. Most of the women had arranged marriages, some happy, some tolerable and others abusive. They were raised to believe that’s how it should be. They spent years dreaming of what their sex lives might be and relish the opportunity to express themselves.
Enter a younger, more modern woman who believes she has choices. When the two worlds collide both sides have much to learn from the other. When the “Brothers” from the temple find out what is happening in an English class, none of the women are safe. Word spreads quickly and the classroom has more and more students each week. While they may not be learning how to read and write English, they are learning how to stand up for themselves and each other.
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows does have a funny side. The true message of the book however, is the treatment of women in society and the racism they experience for being who they are. This is a story that will bring a smile to your face and pain to your heart and hopefully, your mind will be opened.