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Syal, Meera

Overview
Works: 84 works in 239 publications in 2 languages and 3,755 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Genealogy  Juvenile works  Science fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Producer, Actor, Performer, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR9499.3.S975, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Meera Syal
Life isn't all ha ha hee hee by Meera Syal ( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and German and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this tale of young Indian women living in London, at home they "'walk in small steps, talk in sweet tones, pour dainty cupfuls, and refill plates in the shake of a dupatta,' but at work they 'kick ass across courtrooms and computer screens.'"--Jacket
Anita and me by Meera Syal ( Book )
29 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Punjabi girl describes life in an English coal town in the 1970s. The mines have closed, the men are laid off and it is the women who boss, they still having jobs in the ball bearings factory. As for the narrator, Meena Kumar, 9, she runs with a gang, lying, stealing, and has a crush on a skinhead
Bhaji on the beach by Gurinder Chadha ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy about a group of Indian women living in England who are brought together by a day at the beachat Blackpool. In the course of their day together their ordinary lives become an extraordinary celebration
Jekyll by Douglas MacKinnon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new Dr. Jekyll has an old problem: Mr. Hyde. But they have a deal, a body share, and an impossible life is somehow lived. What Hyde doesn't know is that Jekyll is married. There's a wife and two children that Dr. Jekyll will do anything to protect from his dark side. What neither of them know is an ancient organization is monitoring their every move, and a plan over a century in the making is coming to fruition. The return of Dr. Jekyll is no accident
Brick lane a novel by Monica Ali ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nazneen is a teenager forced into an arranged marriage with an older man and misery seems to stretch ahead for her. Fearfully leaving the sultry oppression of her Bangladeshi village, Nazneen finds herself cloistered in a small flat in a high-rise block in the East End of London. Because she speaks no English, she is obliged to depend totally on her husband. But it becomes apparent that, of the two, she is the real survivor
Anita & me by Meera Syal ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explore the world of 12-year-old Meena, who has moved to England with her Indian family. She is embarassed by her eccentric relatives and friends, and latches onto the town bad girl, rebellious Anita Rutter
The Kumars at no. 42 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new spin-off from "Goodness Gracious Me" about the trials and tribulations faced from an Asian family in Britain and the hilarious antics that they get up to
A passage to India by E. M Forster ( )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adela Quested travels to India with her chaperone Mrs Moore, on the premise of deciding whether to marry Mrs Moore's son Ronny Heaslop, the city magistrate. Finding her India very disappointingly English, Adela jumps at the chance the two women are given to travel to the distant Marabar caves with Aziz, a charismatic young Indian Doctor. When Adela is subjected to an attempted assault in one of the caves, Dr. Aziz is arrested and tried in court
Borrowed time by Naomi Alderman ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, no time to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works. The train's late, the lift jams. If only he'd had just a little more time. And time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They'll lend him some-- at a very reasonable rate of interest. Detecting a problem, the Doctor, Amy, and Rory go undercover at the bank. But they have to move fast to stop Symington and Blenkinsop before they cash in their investments
A.R. Rahman's Bombay dreams by A. R Rahman ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doctor Who by Martin Day ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The jade pyramid: Intercepting a distress call, the TARDIS is drawn to a Shinto shrine in medieval Japan, where the Doctor and Amy are met by village elder Shijô Sada. He explains that the ogre-like mannequins surrounding the holy site are harmless guardians, called Otoroshi. At the heart of the temple is an ancient jade pyramid, so sacred that only the monks may look at it
Life isn't all ha ha hee hee by Meera Syal ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goodness gracious me ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A British television comedy series presenting a satirical exploration of racial stereotypes in Britain, as seen from an Indian point-of-view. With a stunning stream of sketches and songs presents series 1, 2, and 3 plus the special "Back where they came from."
Who do you think you are? ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In each episode a British celebrity traces their family tree, revealing surprising stories of their ancestors. The series offers an alternative way to look at the history of Britain and inspire viewers to investigate their own family trees
Goodness gracious me ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A British television comedy series presenting a satirical exploration of racial stereotypes in Britain, as seen from an Indian point-of-view
Doctor Who by Jason Arnopp ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ice-planet Vinsk, in the year 2112. A new anti-viral handwash, Gemini, has been laced with Meme-Spawn: a sentient micro-organism which makes the user fluent in every language in the universe. However, manufacturer Zalnex made one crucial mistake. They didn't test Gemini on humans, who are seized by the violent urge to communicate but speak every language at once--with a manic, garbled shriek--and pass on the virus by touch. The Doctor and Amy arrive on an Earth-bound cargo-ship loaded with Gemini, where a human crew are succumbing to the virus which has nasty second and third phases in store. When the Doctor and Amy are separated, they both know that it's only a matter of time before Amy is infected. With the ship locked on course, and no way of curing the sufferers, the Doctor is faced with a terrible decision: does he save Amy, or Earth?
A Nice arrangement ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the London home of an Indian family on the morning of their daughter's wedding, Menna, the young bride, changes into her traditional bridal gear with the help of her divorced friend, Sita. Together, the women discuss Indian marriage customs and why they chose to marry the "perfect" cultural choice for their parents
The beak speaks by Jeremy Strong ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Desert flower ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by the life of Waris Dirie, including how she escaped from an arranged marriage at the age of thirteen and embarked upon a two-hundred-mile journey across the desert of Somalia in an adventure that eventually led her into a modeling career
Doctor Who: thrilling adventures ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gemini contagion: the new anti-viral handwash, Gemini, has been laced with Meme-Spawn: a sentient micro-organism which makes the user fluent in every language. But it wasn't tested on humans: and as the Doctor and Amy arrive on an Earth-bound cargo ship loaded with Gemini, the crew are succumbing to the virus. The hounds of Artemis: The TARDIS arrives in Smyrna in 1929, where the fabled Tomb of Artemis is being excavated. As the archaeologists are picked off one by one, it is up to the Doctor and Amy to investigate. The eye of the jungle: The Doctor, Amy and Rory arrive in the jungle to find that a fearsome hunter is at large. Animals and people have been disappearing, and the local villagers speak darkly of the 'Eye of the Jungle' - container
 
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Alternative Names
Feroza Syal 1961-....
Meera Syal
Meera Syal 1961-....
Meera Syal, 1962-
Syal Feroza 1961-....
Languages
English (171)
German (2)
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