The book Bengal Nights: A Novel, Mircea Eliade is published by University of Chicago Press. Bengal Nights Mircea Eliade The University of Chicago Press. Mircea Eliade ( ) was the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor in the. Maitreyi by Mircea Eliade Ultima noapte de dragoste, întâia noapte de război by Camil Bengal Nights was written by a European man in India (Calcutta in the.

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The author shows in his work the depth of asian spirit and demonstrates the major differences of relationship aproach between european and asian people. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The feelings were the most important features for Allan, he eventually found out that he eeliade been wrong about many things concerning the beautiful Maitreyi.

Eliade writes about a young English engineer in love with an Indian girl. The language was extremely sickeningly-sweet and over-affected. AllanMaitreyi DeviSurendranath Dasgupta.

Is love a material object that can be snatched away from one and given to another?

I actually think that this book is one of very few that I’m really glad that it is included in the scholarly program, because, to be honest, the other books and authors are really lame. But do not open it if you prefer to remain unmoved by your reading matter. A story about a forbidden love, but with no feelings.

Its most famous translation is the one in Frenchpublished as La Nuit Bengali in Well-written, but this one has friends in the final exam reading list if you’re in for that kind of thing. He is returned to Calcutta and admitted into a hospital. You must know I’m rather sick right now and I may have a fever, so I’m not thinking straight. Here a born-poet is at the height of her powers and maturity and yet is still bengsl vulnerable, joyful sixteen-year-old girl.

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Maitreyi by Mircea Eliade

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. May 17, Mina Soare rated it it was ok Shelves: Iar Maitreyi este pentru mine o carte trista, o iubire ideala. Sorry, bengwl blog cannot share posts by email.


In fulfillment of a promise Eliade made to Maitreyi that his novel would not be published in English during their lifetimes [1]an English translation, of MayitreyiBengal Nights did not appear until Planned Pedanthood I think thoughts Review Quotes Review Quotes.

Alas, her parents discover their star-crossed love in the delirious beri beri ravings of her younger sister. Retrieved from ” https: 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 Eliiade fascination with the mysterious subcontinent.

He is arrogant but he believes he’s benevolent and understanding.

Offered the hospitality of a senior Indian colleague, Alain grasps at the chance to discover the authentic India firsthand. Am crezut ca o tin minte din adolescenta, cand am citit-o prima data, dar nu mai tineam minte mare lucru in afara de faptul ca m-a marcat. 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. He continues to be one of the giants upon whose shoulders I perch unsteadily.

Bengal Nights

Things are complicated by the different views, and the Indian customs. At the end of the novel, when Devi meets Eliade for the first time in forty-two years, it becomes a confrontation because Eliade refuses to look at her, preferring the fantasy vision in his memory to the reality in the room with him.

It is beautifully written. In eliaade 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.


My mother had told me to read the novel by Jights Devi, being a avid admirer of her works. Invaluable for the insight it offers into Eliade’s life and thought, it is a work of great intellectual and emotional power.

I am currently reading the ‘reply’ – a book written decades later by Eliade’s lover, then a 16 year old girl.

Bengal Nights – Wikipedia

There are implications for both but, as to be expected, worse and more serious ones for the woman. Alain, Eliade’s persona in the story, comes to take up residence with an Indian family who have a sublime, mysteriously beautiful daughter, Maitreyi.

Her father orders the young man out of the house and threatens to have him deported if he tries to contact his daughter. Books with missing cover All stub articles. Aceasta carte o voi asocia mereu cu Adam si Eva si Cel mai iubit dintre pamanteni. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. An absolutely fabulous love story beetwen different worlds, but essentialy the same Other editions – View all Bengal Nights: Read a review essay discussing this book and the book by Maitreyi Devi.

It is one of the rare instances in literature when two protagonists share the same story broken down in the same beautiful moments but seen from two different perspectives.

While I was reading about the plot lines, the social backdrop, the structure of the novel etcI came across your article. CalcuttaIndia KolkataIndia. The book is an interesting look into the interracial relationships that can be further complicated by race, colonial attitudes, religion, and societal expectations. As well, she contacts the now old man and he agrees his novel will not be published in English until after her death.