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: It is ironic then that Alain, who is so critical of this episode, eventually ends up like Lucien. Somewhat difficult to read because of the absence of editing, but a thoughtful and at times poetic must-read response to Bengal Nights.
Authors as Romantic Heroes: Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade | DWL
Over the course of a number of months of miscommunication cross cultures, everyone speaking their second or third language but never their first, the two young people fall in love — or think they fall in love — which amounts to the same thing. This response to Ut “Bengal Nights” is a must read for the scholar’s fans – and a very interesting read for anyone interested in autobiographical work. Her critical and scholarly writings can maitdeyi found in Storyworlds: Their modes of reasoning also seem to overlap.
Precocious, a poet, a philosopher’s daughter, Maitreyi Devi was sixteen years old in when Mircea Eliade came to Calcutta to study with her father. Only a woman [wife: Cu toate astea, comparatia este inutila intre cele doua doed.
Love in The Bengali Night Does Not Die: Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade
In her account, Maitreyi Devi was intrepid and set an example as a confident author doing justice to not just literature but to herself by catharsis.
Your book is a nightmare for me.
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. May 16, Sabita rated it really liked it. You can learn a few important lessons if you really pay attention and not just browse through these books. At the end of the novel, when Devi meets Eliade for the first time in forty-two years, it becomes a confrontation because Eliade refuses to look at her, preferring the fantasy vision in his memory to the reality in the room with him.
Unknown to her, the object of her youthful infatuation, two decades after the events, writes a novel based on his experiences in Bengal.
It Does Not Die by Maitreyi Devi
There was a problem adding your email address. Notwithstanding that it is a translation and there are many spelling and grammar typos in the book, I found it riveting and heartfelt. Thoughtscapes – Reimagining Thoughtscapes – people, place, policy, potential. I am really impressed by your interpretation of the events. Revenge on an old lover Mircea Eliade by writing a far superior book. Proud of her intelligence, Maitreyi Devi’s father had provided her with a fine and, for that time, remarkably liberal education — and encouraged his brilliant foreign student, Eliade, to study with her.
Whereas Mircea focused on the flareups of passion and the brief sexual relationship he claims they had Maitreyi adamantly does not agree with himMaitreyi views love in a more complex fashion, regularly baffled by how confused Mircea seems to be when she describes her love for a tree or for her mentor. In the past, she has assisted the editors of the journal, Prose Studies: Mircea Eliade, a respected Romanian expert on science and religion, went to India at a young age to study.
Like Alain, mythology also fascinated Eliade.
However, if you have read Mircea Eliade’s Bengal Nights, Matreyi Devi’s response four decades later is a necessary one. Both books gracefully trace the authors’ doomed love affair and its emotional aftermath. At the same time, whenever Amrita rebukes Mircea he inflicts pain on himself. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. More than forty years passed before Maitrdyi read Bengal Nightsthe novel Eliade had fashioned out of their encounter, only to find small details and phrases, even her given name, bringing back episodes and feelings she had sp Precocious, a poet, a philosopher’s daughter, Maitreyi Devi was sixteen years old in when Mircea Eliade came to Calcutta to study with her father.
Eliade deplored these habits of the Anglo-Indians that Alain, a Romanian, seems to pick up. The University of Chicago.
After being separated from Amrita, Mircea leaves India and inhe publishes a Romanian novel about his relationship with her. Well, truth seems to be stranger than fiction.
It doesn’t stop me from still liking a great deal of his works, but it’s in spite of his personal character, and definitely not an endorsement of it. More than forty years passed before Devi read Bengal Nightsthe novel Eliade had fashioned out of their encounter, only to find small details and phrases, even her given name, bringing back episodes and feelings she had spent decades trying to forget.
She confronted him about the lies he wrote in his book and as a result Mircea promised the book would not be published in English in her lifetime.