Mar 19 2020

It Does Not Die: A Romance. Maitreyi Devi, Author, Maitraye, Author, Maitreyi Devi, Translator University of Chicago Press $ (p) ISBN Precocious, a poet, a philosopher’s daughter, Maitreyi Devi was sixteen On its own, It Does Not Die is a fascinating story of cultural conflict and thwarted love. 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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Maitreyi is entirely, disarmingly open about her emotions. The University of Chicago Press Books. Amid a tangle of misunderstandings, between a European man and an Indian girl, between student and teacher, husband and wife, father and daughter, she describes a romance unfolding in the face of cultural differences but finally succumbing to cultural constraints.


And Eliade was asked to leave the house in some haste. Quotes from It Does Not Die. An impassioned plea for truth.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. She asked a friend to translate the novel from French and was shocked to find how it depicted their relationship.

It Does Not Die

Overall by itself the book is probably nice, but as a response to Mircea Eilade’s “Bengal Nights” it is irresistible: Notify me of new comments via email. Retrieved from ” https: But I don’t have a thought out response to the reading besides an impression of her emotions, and my reaction to them. Thanks for telling us about the problem. University of Chicago Press- Fiction – pages. Sign xoes here to receive your FREE alerts. When defi secret romance was discovered, Devi’s father banished the young Eliade from their home.


Though the two books relate a common event, they differ in many aspects of their plots and perspectives.

However, if you have read Mircea Eliade’s Bengal Nights, Matreyi Devi’s response four decades later is a necessary one. What followed was scandal and a life-long separation. T 02 41 45 – www. For a book that is often considered a “response” to Mircea Eliade’s Bengal Nightsand an attempt for Maitreyi to tell her own story of their adolescent romance, the most wonderful thing I got from this book is that it does a much better job of humanizing Mircea and making him sympathetic than his own book did.

Retrieved 15 March 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.

Mircea Eliade, and it does not die by Maitreyi Devi – Europalia | International Arts Festival

Books by Maitreyi Devi. I was a simple little girl who sometimes played philosopher. Based on their relationship Mircea’s novel in Romanian Maitreyi was published in The novel has little to recommend it as a novel.

I am really impressed by your interpretation of the events. It Does Not Die is Devi’s response.

Paperbackpages. Dwvi part a counter to Eliade’s fantasies, the book is also a moving account of a first love fraught with cultural tensions, of false starts and lasting regrets.

They are an noy story about a colonial “love story”. Mircea Euclid leaves her physically, but mentally the are together; forever and ever. They were also, as it turned out, deeply taken with each other. The central character Amrita searches for her unfathomable love and explores the immortality of love through her own soul.


I have not laid my eyes on it’s English translation to comment about it but as reviews ih I can be affirmative that the regional version is better in expressing the writer’s words.

Is it a property or an ornament? Actually, it’s funny that right after she says that she won’t say that much abou It took me a while to read this and now I don’t remember much, so I don’t know what to say It is a light, Mircea, a light — like the light of intelligence, like the light of knowledge is the light of love.

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The Bengali version “Na Hanyate” that I had read, is palpable and a very honest account of intense young love. I really enjoyed the last conversation because after all those years he had reached a level similar to hers and they finally understand each other’s minds.

Fancy way to say that actually, he’s embarrassed of the undeserved scandal maitrdyi caused, and that he can’t handle seeing an aged woman and still claim cie ‘special love’.