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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Bengal nights Mircea Eliade Snippet view – I am really impressed by your interpretation of the events.

I am very grateful for the gift of this book. Feb 01, Sara rated it really liked it Shelves: Common terms and phrases Alain Almora amused Anglo-Indians arms asked beautiful began believe Belur Bengali Bhowanipore body Calcutta Cape Town caressed Chabu Chandernagor corridor cried crying daughter diary door dream emotion engineer everything eyes face feel felt flowers forget friends frightened gave Gertie gesture girl hair hand happy Harold heard Hinduism Indian Khokha kissed knew Lafcadio Hearn later laughing leave Lilu lips listened looked loved Maitreyi Lucien Mama Mantu marriage marry memory Midnapore mind morning Narendra Sen Narendra Sen’s never night once pain pantheism passion Ranaghat Ranikhet replied Ribeiro Robi Thakkur sari seemed sense sensual shawl Shillong shoulder smile someone soul speak spoke stay stopped street suddenly suffering talk Tamluk tears tell theosophy thing thought threw told took tree trembling tried veranda voice waiting walk wanted wisteria woman women wondered words worried write young.

What I liked most about this book was that I could actually see the love growing I was planning on reading this book for a very long time and now that we were asked to read it for our Romanian class I thought that this was the perfect opportunity.

Your book is a nightmare for me. This lack of feelings was really sad and disappointing. After the younger sister blabs and the father sends Alain away, Maitreyi becomes a victim of her father’s physical wrath. View all 3 comments.


The novel is very well written, but unfortunately, despite a good understanding of the Indian culture, the author kept his Occidental view on the Indian world. Invaluable for the insight it offers into Eliade’s life and thought, it is a work of great intellectual benggal emotional power. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Not on a huge scale, fortunately, but the fact that it still does is flabbergasting.

Be the first to discover new talent! Maitreyi had a really changing personality, she was a really mysterious woman. That is the story. Inthe University of Chicago Press published the two works in English as companion volumes.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Originally published in Romanian eiladethis 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.

Published March 28th by Humanitas first published January 1st He is a man who believes he can “save” the country and change things, a man who thinks he knows more about the country because of his “superior” status as a European.

I was planning on reading this book for a very long time and now that we were asked to read it for our Romanian class I thought that this was the perfect opportunity.

Thoughtscapes – people, place, policy, potential. Bengao aggarwal Aggarwal says: Eliade’s other novels based on his Romanian background are far better. This is just pure trash that I wish I didn’t have to read for school and that it wasn’t presented as the greatest love story Romania’s ever damned seen.

Maitreyi by Mircea Eliade

And Eliade was benal to leave the house in some haste. He soon finds himself enchanted by his host’s daughter, the lovely and inscrutable Maitreyi, a precocious young poet and former student of Tagore. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Translated into French inBengal Nights was an immediate critical success. Offered the hospitality of a senior Indian colleague, Alain grasps at the chance to discover the authentic India firsthand. When sent to work in a rain-abundant region of India, Allan becomes ill with malaria.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. All i can say is WOW! Am nevoie de timp sa-mi adun gandurile.


Maitreyi, the heroine of the story has a mentor, who is very old: What follows is a charming, tentative flirtation that soon, against all the proprieties and precepts of Indian society, blossoms into a love affair both impossible and ultimately tragic. Iar Maitreyi este pentru mine o carte trista, o iubire ideala.

Does anybody has this book in English? A typical colonial tale of adventure and conquest, with too many fantastic edges to come across as being about actual human beings. Hugh Grant is somehow both slack-jawed and wooden throughout, and his accent wanders back and forth across the English Channel.

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. I’m sorry I’m so categorical and I’m sorry if you think I’m wrong. AllanMaitreyi DeviSurendranath Dasgupta.

Perhaps compounded by his love for Maitreyi, he puts India on a pedestal. Here a born-poet is at the height of her powers and maturity and yet is still that vulnerable, joyful sixteen-year-old girl.