Jaswal’s novel an ‘Erotic’ Sikh twist on traditional marriage plot

Jaswal's novel an 'Erotic' Sikh twist on traditional marriage plot

“Why did Mindi want an arranged marriage?” That’s the arresting first sentence of Balli Kaur Jaswal’s “Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows”; its implicit nod to the famous opening of “Pride and Prejudice” hints at what’s to come in this novel. As with Austen’s breakthrough book, Jaswal’s novel – her […]

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