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Syal, Meera

Overview
Works: 105 works in 335 publications in 3 languages and 4,899 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Political fiction  Comedy films  Domestic fiction  Horror television programs  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television mini-series  Educational films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Actor, Author of screenplay, Librettist, Interviewee, Producer, 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 )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 860 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 )

39 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 789 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 )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shyama, a forty-eight-year-old London divorcée, already has an unruly teenage daughter, but that doesn't stop her and her younger lover, Toby, from wanting a child together. Their relationship may look like a cliché, but despite the news from her doctor that she no longer has any viable eggs, Shyama's not ready to give up on their dream of having a baby. So they decide to find an Indian surrogate to carry their child, which is how they meet Mala, a young woman trapped in an oppressive marriage in a small Indian town from which she's desperate to escape. But as the pregnancy progresses, they discover that their simple arrangement may be far more complicated than it seems. 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. Western couples pay a young woman to have their child and then fly home with a baby, an easy narrative that ignores the complex emotions involved in carrying a child. Syal turns this phenomenon into a compelling, thoughtful novel already hailed in the UK as "rumbustious, confrontational and ultimately heartbreaking. Turn[s] the standard British-Asian displacement narrative on its head" (The Guardian). Compulsively readable and with a winning voice, The House of Hidden Mothers deftly explores subjects of age, class, and the divide between East and West"-
Bhaji on the beach by Gurinder Chadha( Visual )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 339 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 272 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
Absolutely anything( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of eccentric aliens confer a human being with the power to do absolutely anything, as an experiment
Brick lane : a novel by Monica Ali( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 193 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 )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 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 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sanjeev Kumar is an aspiring chat-show host. His parents have built him a TV studio in back of their house and he has celebrity guests over to chat, but it falls apart when his family cut in on the action
Erotic stories for Punjabi widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nikki lives in West London, where she tends bar at the local pub. The daughter of Indian immigrants, she's spent most of her twenty-odd years distancing herself from the traditional Sikh community, preferring a more independent life. When her father's death leaves the family financially strapped, Nikki, a law school dropout, impulsively takes a job teaching a 'creative writing' course at the community center in the beating heart of London's close-knit Punjabi community. Because of a miscommunication, the proper Sikh widows who show up are expecting to learn basic English literacy, not the art of short-story writing. When one of the widows finds a book of sexy stories in English and shares it with the class, Nikki realizes that beneath their white dupattas, her students have a wealth of fantasies and memories. Eager to liberate these modest women, she teaches them how to express their untold stories, unleashing creativity of the most unexpected, and exciting, kind
A passage to India by E. M Forster( )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 115 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
A.R. Rahman's Bombay dreams by A. R Rahman( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can't stop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series that lifts the lid on the most obsessive, eye popping and amazing people out there. Meet the individuals whose day-to-day lives are nothing short of extraordinary because they simply Can't Stop! Each episode focuses on a different obsession; shopping, collecting, hoarding and cosmetic surgery, and features the most extreme cases from both Britain and the USA. The episodes are packed with people who are affected by their compulsion in a different and unique way but all share a common obsession. As well as charting the lives of these characters and showcasing their collections, through intimate interviews, the series reveals the full extent of their outrageous, sensational, and sometimes dangerous lifestyles
Can't stop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series that lifts the lid on the most obsessive, eye popping and amazing people out there. Meet the individuals whose day-to-day lives are nothing short of extraordinary because they simply Can't Stop! Each episode focuses on a different obsession; shopping, collecting, hoarding and cosmetic surgery, and features the most extreme cases from both Britain and the USA. The episodes are packed with people who are affected by their compulsion in a different and unique way but all share a common obsession. As well as charting the lives of these characters and showcasing their collections, through intimate interviews, the series reveals the full extent of their outrageous, sensational, and sometimes dangerous lifestyles
Can't stop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series that lifts the lid on the most obsessive, eye popping and amazing people out there. Meet the individuals whose day-to-day lives are nothing short of extraordinary because they simply Can't Stop! Each episode focuses on a different obsession; shopping, collecting, hoarding and cosmetic surgery, and features the most extreme cases from both Britain and the USA. The episodes are packed with people who are affected by their compulsion in a different and unique way but all share a common obsession. As well as charting the lives of these characters and showcasing their collections, through intimate interviews, the series reveals the full extent of their outrageous, sensational, and sometimes dangerous lifestyles
Can't stop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series that lifts the lid on the most obsessive, eye popping and amazing people out there. Meet the individuals whose day-to-day lives are nothing short of extraordinary because they simply Can't Stop! Each episode focuses on a different obsession; shopping, collecting, hoarding and cosmetic surgery, and features the most extreme cases from both Britain and the USA. The episodes are packed with people who are affected by their compulsion in a different and unique way but all share a common obsession. As well as charting the lives of these characters and showcasing their collections, through intimate interviews, the series reveals the full extent of their outrageous, sensational, and sometimes dangerous lifestyles
Doctor Who by Martin Day( Recording )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 62 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 59 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 46 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
The house of hidden mothers : a novel by Meera Syal( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 45 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
 
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Life isn't all ha ha hee hee
Alternative Names
Feroza Syal

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

Syal Feroza 1961-....

מירה סיאל שחקנית וסופרת בריטית

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 (212)

Spanish (2)

German (1)

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