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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It seems filtered through language, cultural distance and miles, but not time. Reading in Bed Reading the classics, CanLit, and everything else. Horrified by the distortions of her experience it had not been a physical relationshipin she publishes a novel, forty-four years after the events, giving the true story.

The young poet grows up to be an older poet, novelist, social activist, wife, mother, and grandmother. Eliade did spend time in the company of the then sixteen and already famous Maitreyi Devi.

If he understood Indian Bengali Indian culture like he said he did, surely he would have known better than to write such a tale, fictionalized or not, about a person it can easily be attributed to? Think like the mountain, encompass the landscape and its culture, see beyond what we have only come to see. In an absolutely awful print of the film was packaged as a DVD.

In hindsight he sets down the story, quoting from the diaries of his disordered days, and trying to make sense of eliad sad affair. In the end, Alain seems at most to have found that his fantasies don’t hold up to concrete experience rather than to have come to any authentic understanding of India.


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The characters were so antipathetic. Aceasta carte o voi asocia mereu cu Adam si Eva si Cel mai iubit dintre pamanteni.

Maitreyi had a really changing personality, she was a really mysterious woman. 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.

The film, Les Nuits Bengaliappeared in I suppose Eliade succeeded in making the reader, or at least me, feel as close as possible to what he must have felt back then, if not towards Maitreyi, at least towards the book itself. Romanian-born historian of religion, fiction writer, philosopher, professor at the University of Chicago, and one of the pre-eminent interpreters of world religion in this century. CalcuttaIndia KolkataIndia. PhD isabled What it’s like doing a PhD with disability or chronic illness.

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. From what I know, even today they arrange marriages between new born girls and boys. This erotic passion plays itself out in Alain’s thoughts long after its bitter conclusion. Thoughtscapes – people, place, policy, potential. Sep 04, mircea rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was well and truly in the jungle, no longer a social being with perfect self-control.


The story-line was somehow good but I hated each and everyone in it: It’s probably the first book I hate with such a passion so you can’t say I’m someone who likes to criticize what others write.

Bengal Nights

Or in the beginning when he just couldn’t admit nighst he really thought and mocked everything Indian so that he wouldn’t look bad. The book was written in nihgts beginning of the 20th century and back in those days, this kind of love was not very accepted, but he acted like it is not a big deal and I actually feel like that is the way most people should see love – beyond race or gender. Manju aggarwal Aggarwal says: Yeah, yeah, great insight into ‘s India and all but you don’t really have to read a novel if you want to know those things.

Eliade este scriitorul meu roman preferat. Equally interesting is how an European arrives in India, looking at everything with superiority as his friends. 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.

Books by Mircea Eliade.