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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East and West, man and woman, reality and fantasy meet in the two books providing quite a good material for discussion from a 21st century perspective. The young poet grows up to be an older poet, novelist, social activist, wife, mother, and grandmother. Feminist Eatery Database – Undercover Project. Apr 19, Prakriti PalChoudhury rated it really liked it.

They were also, as it turned out, deeply taken with each other. You love the fantastic and unreal. She was 16 then. I was a simple little girl who sometimes played philosopher. Who knew the lack of scandal could be even more scandalous than scandal?

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Read together with Eliade’s Bengal NightsDevi’s “romance” is a powerful study of what happens when the oppositions between innocence and experience, enchantment and disillusion, and cultural difference and colonial arrogance collide. In jot, during her own Europe tour, Devi came across several Romanians who recognized her name, and told they have read a book written about her. Oct 30, Divya rated it really liked it.

Overall by itself the book is vevi nice, but as a response to Mircea Eilade’s “Bengal Nights” it is irresistible: I was no enigma. I devoured the story—a romance between a year-old Romanian student of Hindu theology and Sanskrit and a year-old Bengali girl, a poet—over the course of two days.

It’s fascinating to see the same events through different eyes, especially when they have allowed time and maturity to provide a more nuanced take. When Amrita recites a poem about trees, he takes her to be a pantheist. This response to Eliade’s “Bengal Nights” is a must read for the scholar’s fans – and a very interesting read for anyone interested in autobiographical work. Contents Book One page. The scholar takes an interest in the young European and invites him to stay at his home as a member of his large household.


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Love in The Bengali Night Does Not Die: Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade

Robin Mazumder Urban Scientist. I got thoroughly into this one too, I had my favourite character [her mom: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Written by Torsa Ghosal. However, though both authors try to imbue their romance with a quality of timelessness in their own way—Eliade turns to myths and Devi turns to the archetypal virgin love story—the heroics and the limitations of Alain of Bengal Nights and Mircea of It Does Not Die actually betray socio-political assumptions about race and racial purity, which mxitreyi characteristic of the period between the two world wars.

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The young man goes to a monastery in the Himalayas for a bit and eventually becomes an important scholar of world religions. Their modes of reasoning also seem to overlap. Think like the mountain, encompass the landscape and its culture, see beyond what we have only come to see.

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. Aug 07, Anda T. Also, you can’t tell that she’s in love until she says she is, and it’s totally surprising because there is no sign of such a thing. Povestea lor este impresionanta si coplesitoare, demna de a primit doua variante tiparite.


Notwithstanding that it is a translation and there are many spelling and grammar typos in the book, I found it riveting and heartfelt. And Eliade was asked to leave the house in some haste. Have doubts regarding this product? Thankfully, the story ends before Grant meets the cleansing blonde Nordic Valkyrie. I would have normally rated this book to a 4 star value instead of 5, but I think it deserves greater recognition and respect if only for setting the story straight.

When their secret romance was discovered, Devi’s father banished the young Eliade from their home. Varianta a lui Eliade este O data cu varianta sa de poveste de dragoste, aflam si detalii impresionante despre India anilor The fact that Mircea Euclid described her naked body without ever having seen her in the nude or making love to her offends Amrita.

It Does Not Die

Feb 18, Shromona Dasgupta rated it it was amazing. 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. When their secret romance was discovered, Devi’s father banished the young Eliade from their home.

The book gives a good peek into dpes lives of India’s intellectual elite way back in the s, which was curiously liberal and yet conservative: His novel entitled Maitreyi though in Na Hanyate, since the narrator is called Amrita, the novel is also called Amrita was published in