Blue and Other Tales of Obsessive Love

Format:Paper Back

ISBN:978-81-94873-64-8

Author:Teji Grover

Pages:168


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Blue and Other Tales of Obessive Love

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Teji Grover’s prose has an elusive temperament, a transcendence that emerges from the echoes and images the narrative weaves. The many women in her fiction seem mythical creatures, who are smouldering with an ancient memory, in search of a paradise they were exiled from. Teji belongs to that tribe for whom an artist is essentially androgynous. As she strives to retrieve the primal woman in her fiction, a woman unencumbered by the civilizational constraints, the identity returns by a different route, creating a distinct discourse. Hindi, the language of her creative works, has an innate mythical character that has not yet yielded to the demands of rationality Meena Arora Nayak renders her fiction into English with an extraordinary deftness. This book, then, can also be read as an intimate conversation between the two languages. - Ashutosh Bhardwaj

About the writer

Teji Grover

Teji Grover Teji Grover (b. 1955) is a Hindi poet, fiction writer, translator and painter. She has published several collections of poetry, a novel, a collection of short stories and a collection of essays. Her poetry, fiction and essays have been translated into several Indian and foreign languages. She has translated into Hindi fifteen titles of contemporary Norwegian, Swedish, Latvian and French literature. She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships including the Raza Foundation Award and the Bharat Bhushan Agrawal Award for poetry and the Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award. She was a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Nantes, France, in 2016-17. In 2019 she was given the Royal Order of the Polar Star, Knight/Member First Class, by the king of Sweden.

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