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Balli Kaur Jaswal

Biography

Balli Kaur Jaswal

Balli Kaur Jaswal was born in Singapore and grew up in Japan, Russia and the Philippines. She studied creative writing at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, and was the National Writer-in-Residence at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, where she taught creative writing while working on EROTIC STORIES FOR PUNJABI WIDOWS. She lives in Singapore.

Balli Kaur Jaswal

Books by Balli Kaur Jaswal

by Balli Kaur Jaswal - Fiction, Women's Fiction

The British-born Punjabi Shergill sisters were never close and barely got along growing up. Rajni, a school principal, is a stickler for order. Jezmeen, a 30-year-old struggling actress, fears her big break may never come. Shirina, the peacemaking "good" sister, married into wealth and enjoys a picture-perfect life. On her deathbed, their mother voices one last wish: that her daughters will make a pilgrimage together to the Golden Temple in Amritsar to carry out her final rites. Arriving in India, these sisters will make unexpected discoveries about themselves, their mother and their lives --- and learn the real story behind the trip Rajni took with their mother long ago, a momentous journey that resulted in Mum never being able to return to India again.