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 they provide 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. But this is still Maitreyi’s story, and as glad as I am that I got a better view into what seems like a more accurate Mircea, he’s a sideshow to Maitreyi’s poetic account of her young life.

I still don’t think very highly of him, though. More than forty years passed before Devi read Bengal Nightsthe novel Eliade had fashioned out of their encounter, only to find small details and phrases, even her given name, bringing back episodes and feelings she had spent decades trying to forget. May 16, Sabita rated it really liked it.

It Does Not Die is Devi’s response. You can learn a few important lessons if you really pay attention and not just browse iit these books. In an absolutely awful print of the film was packaged as a DVD.

Planned Pedanthood I think thoughts Post was not sent maiteyi check your email addresses! From his letters I realize that he had tried Devi later wrote “We were two good exhibits in his museum”. To ask other readers questions about It Does Not Dieplease sign up.

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Jun 29, Paul rated it really liked it. 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. It is beautifully written. Nov 25, Nusrat Mahmood rated it liked it Shelves: Ddevi a story like this: Struggling to find a place for herself as a young Indian woman in a time of immense change, being more liberated than the norm, but still being groomed to be a replacement for her 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.



To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Everything is washed out. So rude of her not to be 16 anymore! Overall by itself the book is probably nice, but as a response to Mircea Eilade’s “Bengal Maiitreyi it is irresistible: The young poet grows up to be an older poet, novelist, social activist, wife, mother, and grandmother.

The film was a huge hit because of its melodramatic picturization. Apr 15, Meg rated it it majtreyi amazing. I am so touched by the depth of this book.

The novel has little nott recommend it as a novel. A Romance Maitreyi Devi No preview available – In my review of Mircea’s book I came away from it thinking he suffered from more than the usual young man’s vanity and lack of self-awareness, and wondering why people seemed to think it For a book that is dods 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.

In the 21st century, what makes a difference, any difference, into a cultural difference between Europe and India? Whereas Mircea focused on the flareups of passion and the brief sexual relationship he claims they had Maitreyi adamantly does not agree with himMaitreyi views love in a more complex fashion, regularly baffled by how confused Mircea seems to be when she describes her love for a tree or for her mentor.


It Does Not Die: A Romance

Well, truth seems to be stranger than fiction. Maitreyi finds out about the book and her alleged relationship with the Romanian student after many years, when she is a grown, educated woman. Her publications include four volumes of poetry, eight works on Tagore, and numerous books on travel, philosophy, and soes reform. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Showing an unbelievable lack of judgement, while he gave himself a pseudonym in his novel, he ddvi her real name, and injects extra physical passion into the story.

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Apr 22, Andreea Tanase rated it it was amazing. It took me a while to read this and now Dis don’t remember much, so I don’t know what to say Aug 07, Anda T. Their genuine love story crosses linguistic boundaries, but clashes shortly. Obiceiurile, cultura si pasiunea bengaleza sunt descrise detaliat de catre Maitreyi Devi care ne impartaseste si cateva detalii despre familia sa si despre admiratia pentru poetul Tagore.

It is physically difficult to watch. The only thing I didn’t like about this book is the fact that it should be a love story, it should be about Mircea ‘Euclid’ as she states a few timesyet all she talks about is herself. Two years later she publishes her own English translation. Retrieved 15 March I got thoroughly into this one too, I had my favourite character [her mom: These two books should be read one after the other. If you want to read this as an insight into Indian culture it’s really interesting and thought-provoking.

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