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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Love in The Bengali Night Does Not Die: Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade « Behind the Hedge

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.

The book was definitely not as well written as “Maitreyi” but, according to Maitreyi herself, it was much closer to the real story. You are commenting using your Twitter account. So rude of her not to be 16 anymore!

May 16, Sabita rated it really liked it. Retrieved 27 March A wonderful book to consider for a Valentine’s Day theme, which is the reason we read it in our Literary Group.

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It Does Not Die by Maitreyi Devi

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Think like the mountain, encompass the landscape and its culture, see beyond what we have only revi to see. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. O data cu varianta sa de poveste de dragoste, aflam si detalii impresionante despre India anilor The Romanian student who, at 21 had received a scholarship to study Hindi and the Hindu culture in India, is none other than Mircea Eliade, who later became one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th Century, an illustrious Professor who taught at various prestigious European and American universities and the author of The History of Religious Ideas and Beliefs, among another few dozen fiction and non-fiction publications.


Have doubts regarding this product? Is it a property or an ornament? Nov 25, Nusrat Mahmood rated it maitreyii it Shelves: I am so touched by the depth of this book.

It Does Not Die

Her pain and angst at the way their affair was fictionalised by Eliade is also quite palpably evident. Povestea lor este impresionanta si coplesitoare, demna de a primit doua variante tiparite. They were also, as it turned out, deeply taken with each other.

I have read this novel in it’s regional language and the way Maitreyi Devi has written it, the way she has poured down her heart into words is brilliant and truly an unforgettable story. I still don’t think very highly of him, though.

Jot mother had told me to read the novel by Maitreyi Devi, being a avid admirer of her works. The Romanian student who, at 21 had received This is Amitreyi’s touching answer to a book written about her by a Romanian student who lived in her father’s house, in India, during her teenage years and who, in his book – Bengali Nights – claimed to have had an intense and intimate relationship with her during that time.


But Eliade has always refused to face the reality of Devi.

View all 4 comments. On its own, It Does Not Die is a fascinating story of cultural conflict and thwarted love. Together they detonate the classic bipolarities: She realizes, only the surroundings have made her forgetful about her true love and she makes it up by mingling with Mircea.

Both books gracefully trace the authors’ doomed love affair and its emotional aftermath. 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. Somewhat difficult to read because of the absence of editing, but a thoughtful and at times poetic must-read response to Bengal Nights.


Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Horrified by the distortions of her experience it had not been a physical relationshipin she publishes a novel, forty-four years after the events, giving the true story. Imagine a story like this:

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