06:02AM, Tuesday 23 April 2013
A British Asian woman who has become a much loved 'national institution' delighted a packed audience in Windsor's Guildhall with her wit and wisdom on Monday.
Meera Syal is still known by many for her comedy work as performer and writer of television's the Kumars at No 42 and Goodness Gracious Me.
But her screenplays for the films Bhaji on the Beach and Anita and Me - the second adapted from her novel - won wide acclaim. Her second book Life Isn't All Ha Ha Hee Hee became a TV drama.
Her appearance in Windsor was part of a series of events organised by Neena Sohal as part of a Berkshire wide community heritage project, focussing on the impact of literary works written by British Asian Women in the 1980s.
The free events are sponsored by library services in the Royal Borough, Slough and Reading.
The next is at Slough library in High Street at 7.30pm on Thursday, May 9 when writer, critic and broadcaster Bidisha will appear.