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Syal, Meera

Overview
Works: 77 works in 293 publications in 3 languages and 4,076 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Comedy films  Horror television programs  Television mini-series  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Interviewee, Producer, Actor, Performer, Scenarist
Classifications: PR9499.3.S975, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Meera Syal
Life isn't all ha ha hee hee by Meera Syal( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 878 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 )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 812 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
The house of hidden mothers by Meera Syal( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel about a forty-eight-year-old woman, Shyama, whose decision to use a surrogate mother from India in order to have a child with her younger boyfriend causes her life to intersect with Mala's, a young girl trapped in an oppressive marriage in a rural village in India who dreams of escape"--
Bhaji on the beach by Gurinder Chadha( Visual )

45 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 355 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 )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 280 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 196 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 Metin Huseyin( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the world of 12-year-old Meena, who has moved to England with her Indian family. She is embarrassed 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 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kumars, a fictional immigrant family, have bulldozed their back garden to build a studio for their spoilt son Sanjeev, who fancies himself a celebrity chat show host. Each week, celebrity guests partake in the unique Kumar experience: a thorough interrogation by the entire family
A passage to India by E. M Forster( Recording )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What really happened in the Marabar caves? Adela Quested arrives in Chandrapore, India, prepared to marry a British magistrate who exemplifies the narrow-minded, anti-Indian prejudices of the Imperial bureaucracy. But she soon meets the charming and mercurial Dr. Aziz, who offers to show her the "real" India. An expedition to the famed Marabar caves ends in explosive accusations and a schism that foreshadows the eventual end of British rule in India
Doctor Who by Martin Day( Recording )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 67 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 Shijo^ 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
Salaam Bombay dreams the behind-the-scenes story of the spectacular musical sensation( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the creation of Bombay Dreams, the "Bollywood" stage musical featuring the music of A.R. Rahman, produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Includes excerpts from interviews with the creative team, footage of production meetings, rehearsals, recording sessions, etc., culminating in opening night at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre
Borrowed time by Naomi Alderman( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 51 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
Goodness gracious me( Visual )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 50 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 this is "the very best of Series 3 plus unseen out-takes."
Life isn't all ha ha hee hee by Meera Syal( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who do you think you are?( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 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
Doctor Who by Jason Arnopp( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 16 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 13 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 house of hidden mothers : a novel by Meera Syal( )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The House of Hidden Mothers, Meera Syal, an acclaimed British actress and accomplished novelist, takes on the timely but underexplored issue of India's booming surrogacy industry
Who do you think you are? by J Lindsay( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Life isn't all ha ha hee hee
Alternative Names
Feroza Syal 1961-....

Meera Syal.

Meera Syal 1961-....

Meera Syal 1962-

Meera Syal Brits actrice

Meera Syal englische Schriftstellerin und Schauspielerin

Meera Syal MBE

Syal Feroza 1961-....

میرا سایال تهیه‌کننده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، کمدین، بازیگر، و نویسنده بریتانیایی

मीरा सान्याल

मीरा स्याल

ミーラ・サイアル

梅拉·沙尔

Languages
English (217)

German (3)

Spanish (2)

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