Teji Grover

Teji Grover

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  • Name:
  • Teji Grover
  • Born:
  • March 7, 1955

Teji Grover Biography

Teji Grover is a noted Hindi poet and fictional writer, one of the leading names of Hindi literature born in the post-independence period. She is also known as a translator and painter. Teji Grover has published five collections of poetry including Lo Kaha Sanbari, a collection of short stories and one novel, Neela. She has also translated several Swedish poetic Books to Hindi, in association with Swedish writer Lars Andersson and published in 2001 titled - Barf ki Khusboo. She also translated several Hindi books to English. In 1989, she received the Bharat Bhushan Aggrawal Award for young Hindi poets. She is also known as a painter, translator and environmental activist.


Teji was born in Pathankot, Punjab in 1955. She worked as a faculty of English literature at MCM DAV College for Women at Chandigarh for over two decades. Alter she resigned from the job in 2003 and moved to the township of Hoshangabad in central India on the banks of the river Narmada, where she fully dedicated her time to writing. She is living in the same township till now. Apart from a full-time writer she is also a painter. As an activist, she has worked extensively in rural Madhya Pradesh who emphasizes on child education and development apart from her extensive support to the victims of Bhopal gas leakage and Narmada Valley dislocated people as a part of dam construction.


Strangeness is the prime characteristic of Teji’s poems. She often describes poetry as dance and forever considers herself a fluke. Her published poetry collections are Yahan Kucch Andheri Aur Tikhi Hai Nadi, Lo Kaha Sambari, Maître and Ant Ki Kucch Aur Kavitayen.

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Updated: December 12, 2015


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