It Does Not Die [Maitreyi Devi] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It Does Not Die: A Romance. Maitreyi Devi, Author, Maitraye, Author, Maitreyi Devi, Translator University of Chicago Press $ (p) ISBN Turnabout is fair play. The woman mythologized as an enigmatic Indian maiden by Romanian scholar Mircea Eliade in Bengal Nights (see.
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Together they detonate the classic bipolarities: After being separated from Amrita, Mircea leaves India and inhe publishes a Romanian novel about his relationship with her. It is beautifully written.
Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade […]. Although La Nuit Bengali was published init was several years before Devi discovered it. Feb 01, Miriam Cihodariu rated it it was amazing Shelves: Notwithstanding that it is a translation and there are many spelling and grammar typos in the book, I found it riveting and heartfelt.
But here Maitreyi shows a young Mircea as someone I could believe she did fall in love with, however young and inexperienced they both were. I was no enigma.
Aug 08, Kali rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Alas, her parents discover their star-crossed love in the delirious beri beri ravings of her younger sister. Authors as Romantic Heroes: Return to Book Page. When their secret romance was discovered, Devi’s father banished the young Eliade from doe home.
Love in The Bengali Night Does Not Die: Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade
Obiceiurile, cultura si pasiunea bengaleza sunt descrise detaliat de catre Maitreyi Devi care ne impartaseste si cateva detalii despre familia sa si despre admiratia pentru poetul Tagore.
Cosmos and History and Myths, Dreams, and Mysteries East and West, man and woman, reality and fantasy meet in the two books providing quite a good material for discussion I cannot say I liked it but I didn’t dislike it either, although it is a tedious, lengthy book and not very well written.
When their secret romance was discovered, Devi’s father banished the young Eliade from their home.
Proud of her intelligence, Maitreyi Devi’s father had provided her with a ih and, for that time, remarkably liberal education — and encouraged his brilliant foreign student, Eliade, to study with her. They were also, as it turned out, deeply taken with each other.
Views Read Edit View history. Taken together they provide an unusually touching story of young love unable to prevail against an opposition whose strength was tragically buttressed by the uncertainties of a cultural divide. Mircea Eliade, a respected Romanian expert on science and religion, went to India at a young age to study.
Apr 13, Katrina rated it liked it. Struggling to find a place for herself as a young Indian woman in a time of immense change, being more liberated than the norm, but still being groomed to be a replacement for her father, seeking liberation from the more restrictive aspects of her religion and culture, but not by adopting a Western version of that liberation, moving freely between interpreting the world analytically, philosophically, and poetically.
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Imagine a story like that! Their kaitreyi of reasoning also seem to overlap. She realizes, only the surroundings have made her forgetful about her true love and she makes it up by mingling with Mircea. The woman mythologized as an enigmatic Indian maiden by Romanian scholar Mircea Eliade in Bengal Nights see below offers her own novelized version of their supposed torrid affair. PhD isabled What it’s like doing a PhD with disability or chronic illness.
But this is still Maitreyi’s story, and as glad as I am that I got a better view into what seems like a more accurate Mircea, he’s a sideshow to Cevi poetic account of her young life. And in spite of his much advertised feelings for her which in part may have been truehe refused to see her when she visited him in old age, in search of an explanation. I still don’t think very highly of him, though.
Her relationship with Mircea while he was living in her house and studying under her father forms the core of the book, both for what it meant at the time and for how it effected her life afterwards. The mystery is your creation.