Bengal Nights Mircea Eliade The University of Chicago Press. Mircea Eliade ( ) was the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor in the. The book Bengal Nights: A Novel, Mircea Eliade is published by University of Chicago Press. BENGAL NIGHTS. User Review – Jane Doe – Kirkus. Eliade (), a major figure in the scholarly study of world religions, tells his version of younger days.

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Keops keops eliads it did not like it Sep 25, Eliade este scriitorul meu roman preferat. Invaluable for the insight it nigths into Eliade’s life and thought, it is a work of great intellectual and emotional power.

The brilliance of the novel is that, despite the intense focus on love and pain, it teaches so much about India eliadee Britain at the time in which it set s. Lists with This Book. Romanian-born historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, professor at the University of Chicago, and one of the pre-eminent interpreters of world religion in this century.

The atmoshere is fantastic I find it very interesting that Mircea Eliade saw interracial love from a different perspective.

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That is the story. What follows is a charming, tentative flirtation that soon, against all the proprieties and precepts of Indian society, blossoms into a niggts affair both impossible and ultimately tragic. What a love affair. He soon finds himself enchanted by his host’s daughter, the lovely and inscrutable Maitreyi, a precocious young poet and former student of Tagore. I’m sorry I’m so categorical and I’m sorry if you think I’m wrong. My library Help Advanced Book Search. In what concerns the ending of the book, I have quite an unpopular opinion – as far as I know, a lot of people disliked that ending, but I found it really interesting and like it should have been.


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This is the first book I have ever read twice and it was so much worth it! Her sister, having a darker complexion will have more trouble finding a suitor mirces her family has to put up more money for that.

Entitled Na Hanyateit was originally published in Bengali. In fulfillment of a promise Eliade made to Maitreyi that his novel would not be published in English during their lifetimes [1]an English translation, of MayitreyiBengal Nights did not appear until Romanian autobiographical novels novels Romance novels Novels set in India Romanian novels adapted into films Works by Mircea Eliade Autobiographical novel stubs s historical novel stubs. There were some things I liked but I can’t remember them because I’m too furious.

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This erotic passion plays itself out in Alain’s thoughts long after its bitter conclusion. When sent to work in a rain-abundant region of India, Allan becomes ill with malaria.

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Yeah, yeah, great insight into ‘s India and all but you don’t really have to read a benal if you want to know those things.

It seems filtered through language, cultural distance and miles, but not hy. Mircea Eliade was a worldwide famous scholar, whose knowledge of the religions of the world gained him respect and is in evidence in this work. It is not just an interesting love story between a European and an Indian girl, but also an opportunity to think about philosophy, communicating across cultures and the clash that sometimes replaces dialogue.

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It is written in the first person and it is intense.

Eliade writes about a young English engineer in love with an Indian girl. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The author masked his own identity in the book yet he mentioned Maitreyi’s very clearly and even used an bengl He mentions her association with Tagore’s protegee. It’s an emotional book,sincere At once horrifying and deeply moving, Eliade’s story repeats the patterns of European engagement with India even as it exposes and condemns them.

At once horrifying and deeply moving, Eliade’s story repeats the patterns of European engagement with India even as it exposes and condemns them. Alexandra rated it did not like it Sep 02, Sep 04, mircea rated it it was amazing Shelves: Apr 20, Nancy Freund rated it it was amazing.


Toate trei ocupa un loc special in sufletul meu. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. As a matter of fact, she acts like an Indian version of Juliet, taking her feelings to the highest point. Originally published in Romanian inthis semiautobiographical novel by the world renowned scholar Mircea Eliade details the passionate awakenings of Alain, an ambitious young French engineer flush with colonial pride and prejudice and full of a European fascination with the mysterious subcontinent.

Eliade was much interested in the world of the unconscious. La fe Romanian review: O frumoasa poveste despre contrasturi si o anumita iesire din sine prin adoptarea unei culturi total diferite si printr-o relationare neobisnuita si poate ca incredibil de instinctuala.

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