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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Bengal Nights was written by a European man in India Calcutta in the sso I knew I was going to be shaking my head a lot.

Where the elephant god sleeps 7 Days. Aceasta carte o voi asocia mereu cu Adam si Eva si Cel mai iubit dintre pamanteni. Actually, I’m pretty generous in my opinions but this book was simply hateful.

Maitreyi by Mircea Eliade

The complete essay will appear in the print edition of Papercuts Vol Once upon a rebel and a cause 7 Days. The head of the family is very crossed when he finds out that he had been betrayed, as he sees it. As a matter of fact, she acts like an Indian version of Juliet, taking her feelings to the highest point. Povestea in sine e frumoasa Later, I read Maitreyi Devi’s book But at first sight, between him and Maitreyi there is a kind of coupe de foudre. What I liked most about this book was that I could actually see the love growing in front of my eyes.

Susan is the author of Zaruthustra’s Sisters, a book about six women whose intimate relationships have been represented in autobiographical works.

The atmoshere is fantastic Given the cultural constraints, she denies claims of a sexual affair between her and Eliade during the latter’s sojourn in British India.

Unfortunately these differences will divide them, they were coming from different worlds which will remain so until nowadays.


I loved the way Eliade knew to reveal things in such way to make us feel the same way he felt. The year-old Mircea had been Maitreyi’s father’s student and a houseguest at the Dasguptas’ south Calcutta residence.

Authors as Romantic Heroes: Jul 18, Adelina Traicu rated it really liked it. Shortly after the young guest falls in love with the host’s daughter Maitreyitheir forbidden love gradually grows, resulting in Maitreyi and Allan ending up together.

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It’s an emotional book,sincere Translated into French inBengal Nights was an immediate critical success. See all 3 questions about Maitreyi…. Iar Maitreyi este pentru mine o carte trista, o iubire ideala.

Sep 25, Realini rated it really liked it. The hero of her virgin romance, Mircea Euclid, thereby becomes the villain threatening fliade tarnish her reputation and disturb the equilibrium of her married life.

Maitreyi Devi

Much to consider, and as Alain says early in the novel of his love for Maitreyi, he can’t describe it, because describing it will somehow corrupt it, paraphrased here. As I see it, she opens her soul to him and he calls her primitive instead of listening.

He fell in love with this mystique Indian teenager, who has never experienced love before, but who is really willing to give up on everything for Allan eventually. It doesn’t seem written inI can at least put that down on paper now. Cosmos and History and Myths, Dreams, and Mysteries Years before Maitreyi Devi wrote Na Hanyate, Eliade had written a Romanian novel inspired by his relationship with her. With progress, the law forbids this today, but old habits die hard, and in many areas the ancient customs are still in force.

Maitreyi falls so much in love that she will not respect the rules anymore.


Not surprisingly, the beginning of Communist rule in Romania coincided with Mircea’s exile. Lucrul care m-a frapat acum a fost ca citind o carte, n-am putut niciodata sa plang cum plang la un film, indiferent cat de trista este cartea!

Devi is committed to establishing the virginity of Maitteyi, the purity of her love. It was translated by Mihaela Gligor in All stories except the Maitreyi story. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Preview — Maitreyi by Mircea Eliade. May 17, Mina Soare rated it it was ok Shelves: Blogs and discussion forums also abound. The author shows in his work the depth of asian spirit and demonstrates the major differences of relationship aproach between european and asian people.

Indeed, they used to have the untouchables, those who everyone shunned. Initially upon finishing it I rated it quite highly, but after I’ve had more time to miatreyi about the content, I felt much less compelled to do so. A vibrantly poetic love story, Bengal Nights is also a cruel account of the wreckage left in the wake of a young man’s self discovery.

These Indians, whom I loved so much that I wanted to become one of them, all nurtured in the recesses of their beings a whole impenetrable history and mythology. Chris, who is based in Bucharest, is too busy to be pinned down for an interview.

A very long Engagement

The Untold Story Behind the Publishing of Maitreyi Devi” accuses Mircea of rendering Maitreyi into “a caricature of a tantric goddess” and calls the work rliade “self-indulgent fantasy”. Teodora Miriam Chipei was visiting Calcutta for the first time and staying with a Bengali family. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.