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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Taken together, the New York Times describes the two novels as “an unusually touching story of young love unable to prevail against an opposition whose strength was tragically buttressed by the uncertainties of a cultural divide. The University of Chicago Press Books.

Apr 19, Prakriti PalChoudhury rated it really liked it. This book and Bengal Nights must be read together. The young friends did go to visit her elderly guru. He continues to be one defi the giants upon whose shoulders I perch unsteadily. And the sound is as muddy as the water of the Bot Ganges. Simultaneously, the author’s deepest feelings for Mircea come out very well in the book.

So rude of her not to be 16 anymore! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. How do we perceive, nowadays, the encounters of these multicultural civilizations known as resilient keepers of a strong identity, moral values and refined traditions?


A Romance Maitreyi Devi No preview available – Refresh and try again. Maitreyi is entirely, disarmingly open about her emotions. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

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Lists with This Book. But now I have really come, to perform an impossible deed. March 13, at 7: A story about one’s life that is worth telling, indeed.

More than forty years passed before Devi read Bengal Nightsthe novel Eliade had fashioned out of their encounter, only to find small details and nnot, even her given name, bringing back episodes and feelings she had spent decades trying to forget. October 18, at I would have normally rated this book to a 4 star value instead of 5, but I think it deserves greater recognition and respect if only for setting the story straight.

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. Povestea lor este impresionanta si coplesitoare, demna de a primit doua variante tiparite.

Aug 07, Anda T. It Does Not Die is a meditation on memory, and investigation of motivation, devk study of the tragedy of self-delusion, and, in the end, a profound philosophical statement on Nof and Truth.

It Does Not Die: A Romance

Struggling to find a place for herself as a young Indian woman in a time dkes immense change, being more liberated than the norm, doss still being groomed to be a replacement for miatreyi father, seeking liberation from the more restrictive aspects of her religion and culture, but not by adopting a Western version of that liberation, moving freely between interpreting the world analytically, philosophically, and poetically.


May 05, Irene rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feb 18, Shromona Dasgupta rated it it was amazing. The Romanian student who, at 21 had received This is Amitreyi’s touching answer to a book written about her by a Romanian student who lived in her father’s house, in India, during her teenage years and who, in his book – Voes Nights – claimed to di had an intense and intimate relationship with her during that time. Feb 01, Miriam Cihodariu rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The woman mythologized as an enigmatic Indian maiden by Romanian scholar Mircea Eliade in Bengal Nights see below offers her own novelized version of their supposed torrid It took me a while to read this and now I don’t remember much, so I don’t know what to say To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: They were also, as it turned out, deeply taken with each other.

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