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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Aug 08, Kali rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Maitreyi Devi and Mircea Eliade — Lovely says: View all 4 comments. Precocious, a poet, a philosopher’s daughter, Maitreyi Devi was sixteen years old des when Mircea Eliade came to Calcutta to study with her father.
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Mircea Euclid leaves her physically, but mentally the are together; forever and ever. This is an excerpt. The Romanian student who, at 21 had received This is Amitreyi’s touching answer to a book written about her by maitreti 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.
Both books gracefully trace the authors’ doomed love affair and its emotional aftermath. Horrified by the distortions of her revi it had not been a physical relationshipin she publishes a novel, forty-four diw after the events, giving the true story.
When their secret romance was discovered, Devi’s father banished the young Eliade from their home.
It Does Not Die
It is a pedestrian version of the young summer love story that has been done thousands of times and usually far better, from Shakespeare to Trevanian.
Together they detonate the classic bipolarities: In her account, Maitreyi Devi was intrepid and set an maitreyii as a confident author doing justice to not just literature but to herself by catharsis. Her first book of verse appeared when she was sixteen, with a preface by Rabindranath Tagore.
More than forty years passed before Devi read Bengal Nightsthe novel Eliade had fashioned out of des encounter, only to find small details and phrases, even her given name, bringing back episodes and feelings she had spent decades trying to forget.
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The ending was weird. The novel has little to recommend it as a novel.
Simultaneously, the author’s deepest feelings for Mircea come out very well in the book. 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. However, the plot of It Does Not Die takes an unexpected turn. Her father orders the young man out of the house and threatens to have him deported if he tries to contact his daughter.
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.
The woman mythologized as an enigmatic Indian maiden by Romanian scholar Mircea Eliade in Bengal Nights see below offers her own novelized version of their supposed torrid affair.
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In my review of Mircea’s book I came away from it thinking he suffered from more than the usual young man’s vanity and lack of self-awareness, and wondering why people seemed to think it was a good romance or that Mircea’s avatar Alain was a sympathetic character. She asked a friend to translate the novel from French and was shocked to find how it depicted their relationship. Thoughtscapes – people, place, policy, potential.
Inwhen Sergui al-Georghe, a close friend of Mircea, who came to Kolkata told Maitreyi about the details of the book, she came maitreiy know the book described a sexual relationship between them. Have doubts regarding this product?
Obiceiurile, cultura si pasiunea bengaleza sunt descrise detaliat de catre Maitreyi Devi care ne impartaseste si cateva detalii despre familia sa si despre admiratia pentru poetul Tagore. Notwithstanding that it is a translation and there are many spelling and grammar typos in the book, I found it riveting and heartfelt. It Does Not Defi is Devi’s response.
Add 2 Items to Cart. It Does Not Die is a meditation on memory, and investigation of motivation, a study of the tragedy of self-delusion, and, in the end, a profound philosophical statement on Love and Truth. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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. Apr 19, Prakriti PalChoudhury rated it really liked it. Revenge on an old lover Mircea Eliade by writing a far superior book. Eliade did spend time in the company of the then sixteen and already famous Maitreyi Devi.
East and West, man and woman, reality and fantasy meet in the two books providing quite a good material for discussion I cannot say I liked it but I didn’t dislike it either, although it is a tedious, lengthy book and not very well written.
Against a rich backdrop of life in an upper-caste Hindu household, Devi powerfully recreates the confusion of an over-educated child simultaneously confronting sex and the differences, not only between European and Indian cultures, but also between her mother’s and father’s view of what was right.
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. More than forty years passed before Devi read Bengal Nights, the novel Eliade had fashioned out of their encounter, only to find small details and phrases, I still don’t think very highly of him, though.
Mircea Eliade, a respected Eevi expert on science and religion, went to India at a young age to study. Please provide an email address.