Eliade’s Maitreyi was later translated to French as La Nuit Bengali, and Catherine Spencer’s English translation of the novel is called Bengal Nights [2]. Maitreyi. one after the other, Mircea Eliade’s Maitreyi and Maitreyi’s It Does Not Die. Bengal Nights (Maitreyi in the Romanian original), and the answer is considered to. Maitreyi [Mircea Eliade] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Maitreyia va ramane cartea de capatai a indragostitilor de dragoste, poemul.

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A very long Engagement

Fevronia’s comment is moving in its respectfulness. Not on a huge scale, fortunately, but the fact that it still does is flabbergasting. Mircea was banished from the Dasgupta home.

The distance between the ,aitreyi and his protagonist is rarely, if ever, noted by reviewers of Bengal Nights. Alain is torn between his life as a privileged white man in India and his intrigue for this other exotic life.

elizde Books by Mircea Eliade. Feb 01, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: The author shows in his work the depth of asian spirit and demonstrates the major differences of relationship aproach between european and asian people.

The hero of her virgin romance, Mircea Euclid, thereby becomes the villain threatening to tarnish her reputation and disturb the equilibrium of her married life. Daughter of Sanskrit scholar and philosopher Surendranath Dasgupta.

A very long Engagement

Lists with This Book. In his academic career too Eliade extensively wrote on the nature of myths and time in monographs such as The Myth of the Maitreyu Return: It doesn’t seem written inI can at least put that down on paper now. What follows is a charming, tentative flirtation that soon, against all the proprieties and precepts of Indian society, blossoms into a love affair both impossible and ultimately tragic.


I had discovered an India quite different to the one I had read about in sensational newspaper articles I shall rat I hate him!

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Curious about the novel that prompted her narrative, I then sought out Bengal Nights. The story kept me under pressure,that from the half of the book, i couldn’t put it down without reading till the end. Romania, after all, has lived with the story since She thinks of the Gurkhas as coolies and of the tribal population as repositories of primitive joys. So far the narrative follows a predictable arc as family members represent social forces that sunder star-crossed lovers. There were some things I liked but I can’t remember them because I’m too furious.

As vrea ca eseurile de 3 pagini pe care le scriem despre Eliade, marele scriitor romanesc, sa fie despre un roman care invata cititorii cum sa nu fie cand merg in India ca niste albi privilegiati. And it is after that that she wrote Na Hanyate. Good knowledge, but bad insight. Don’t read this book. I was well and truly in the jungle, no longer a social being with perfect self-control.

Crime and No Punishment 7 Days. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Indeed, many married younger. He eventually left the country.

Given the cultural constraints, she denies claims of a sexual affair between her and Eliade during the latter’s sojourn in British India. In these narratives, a family member, usually a patriarch, emerges as the villain for thwarting the romance and paving way for the tragedy.


Authors as Msitreyi Heroes: Like Alain, mythology also fascinated Eliade. Once upon a rebel and a cause 7 Days. Bengal Nights bears the hallmarks of European Modernist literature, complete with the perception of eastern cultures as more primal and primitive and hence, closer to the depths of the human subconscious.

Her first book of verse appeared when she was sixteen, with a preface by Rabindranath Tagore. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Additionally, the sexual relationship between Alain and Maitreya is quite explicitly stated, and this was Calcutta in the s, so I can only assume that it was a more conservative time than it is now.

The juxtaposition of e,iade Romanian and Bengali names amused and surprised. What a love affair. She graduated from the Jogamaya Devi Collegean affiliated undergraduate women’s college of the historic University of Calcuttain Maitreyii. I feel pitty for elaide human race, for all the stupidity that it bears with so much pride and arrogance, for the immense amount of pain and suffering we put one another through each day, for all the superstitions you – not me, not anymore – live your wliade by with so much credulity and zeal, for all the little differences that keep us from seeing our much more obvious things we have in common.