Teji Grover is a Hindi poet, fiction writer,translator and painter. She is regarded as an important voice in Hindi poetry in the generations born after 1950. According to poet and critic Ashok Vajpeyi, "Teji Grover shapes her language away from the prevalent idiom of Hindi poetry. In her poetry language acquires a form which is unique..." Her poems have been translated into many Indian and foreign languages. Grover's fiction is known for its intertextual weaving and the seamless blending of dream and reality, the time past, present and future and the mythological and everyday in such a way that writing comes to predominate every thing else. As the Polish Hindi scholar Kamila Junik has written about her novel Neela (Blue), "All the characters write. All the events are being written. The existence is being written as well. There is no other world beyond writing." Through her numerous translations, Teji Grover has introduced some of the most significant modern Scandinavian writers and poets to the Hindi reader, such as Knut Hamsun, Tarjei Vesaas, Jon Fosse, Kjell Askildsen, Gunnar Björling, Hans Herbjørnsrud, Lars Amund Vaage, Edith Södergran, Harry Martinson, Tomas Tranströmer, Lars Lundkvist, and Ann Jäderlund, as also the controversial French writer Marguerite Duras. Awards and fellowships She has received the following awards and fellowships: Bharat Bhushan Agrawal Award for poetry (1989); Writer-in-Residence/Director, Premchand Srijanpeeth, Ujjain (1995-1997); Senior Fellow (Literature), Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, New Delhi (1995-1997); and Sayed Haider Raza (S. H. Raza) Award for poetry (2003); Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Nantes, France (2016-2017). Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award (2019). The Royal Order of the Polar Star, Member 1st Class, by the King and the Queen of Sweden (2019) for promoting literary and cultural relations between India and Sweden.