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Bengal Nights Mircea Eliade The University of Chicago Press. Mircea Eliade ( ) was the Sewell L. Avery Distinguished Service Professor in the. The book Bengal Nights: A Novel, Mircea Eliade is published by University of Chicago Press. BENGAL NIGHTS. User Review – Jane Doe – Kirkus. Eliade (), a major figure in the scholarly study of world religions, tells his version of younger days.

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As vrea ca eseurile de 3 pagini pe care le scriem despre Eliade, marele scriitor romanesc, sa fie despre un roman care invata cititorii cum sa nu fie cand merg in India ca niste albi privilegiati. No trivia or quizzes yet. Radu Stefan rated it did not like it Jan 15, A story about a forbidden love, but with no feelings. Invaluable for the insight it offers into Eliade’s life and thought, it is a work of great intellectual and emotional power.

Andrei Tamas, 24 noiembrie Published March 28th by Humanitas first published January 1st It doesn’t se Wow.

The whole experience was like a cocktail of emotions-some might call it tasty, others toxic but still… so powerful! The atmoshere is fantastic He soon finds himself enchanted by his host’s daughter, the lovely and inscrutable Maitreyi, a precocious young poet and former student of Tagore. An absolutely fabulous love story beetwen different worlds, but wliade the same What a love affair. And no, it’s not, in reality people do care about each other but this book is written from the point of view of someone very young and selfish.

Andreea Beldie rated it did not like it Jul 20, Maitreyi says she wished she was white, for in India, girls with lighter skin are preferred.

Jan 20, Alina R. Irina rated it did not like it Apr 07, This lack of feelings was really sad and disappointing. Lists with This Book. O frumoasa poveste despre contrasturi si o anumita iesire din sine prin adoptarea unei culturi total diferite si printr-o relationare neobisnuita si poate ca incredibil de instinctuala.


Vlad rated it did not like it Dec 05, Shortly after the young guest falls in love with the host’s daughter Maitreyitheir forbidden love gradually mlrcea, resulting in Maitreyi and Allan ending up mirceq. At once horrifying and deeply moving, Eliade’s story repeats the patterns of European engagement with India even as it exposes and condemns them.

Her sister, having a ngihts complexion will have more trouble finding a suitor and her family has to put up more money for that. 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. Mirccea brilliance of the novel is that, despite the intense focus on love and pain, it teaches so much about India and Britain at the time in which it set s.

What follows is a charming, tentative flirtation that soon, against all the miircea and precepts of Indian society, blossoms into a love affair both impossible and ultimately tragic. Bengal Nights by Mircea Eliade. In hindsight he sets down the benval, quoting from the diaries of his disordered days, and trying to make sense of the sad affair. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I adored Mircea Eliade’s work on myth and religion years ago so read this book with my own lingering love in mind.

At once horrifying and deeply moving, Eliade’s story repeats the patterns of European engagement with India even as it exposes bngal condemns them. leiade

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 story kept me under pressure,that from the half of the book, i couldn’t put it down without reading till the end. Dar nu bengap, asta se preda la copii de varsta maitreyiei ca fiind o poveste de dragoste.

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Additionally, the sexual relationship between Alain and Maitreya is quite explicitly stated, and this was Calcutta in the s, so I can only assume that it was a more conservative time than it is now. I am not going to give any spoilers, but the one thing I feel is that every ego died in that book and by the end it was all just a book of empty souls. To ask other readers questions about Maitreyiplease sign up.


When sent to work in a rain-abundant region of India, Allan becomes ill with malaria.

It is one of the rare instances in literature when two protagonists share the same story broken down in the same beautiful moments but seen from two different perspectives. Twitter Facebook Youtube Tumblr. Andreea rated it did not like it May 24, What I liked most about this book was that I could actually see the love growing in front of my eyes.


Many of his scholarly works, as well as his two-volume autobiography bengap four-volume journal, are published by the University of Chicago Press. See all 3 questions about Maitreyi…. Account Options Sign in. Originally published in Romanian in nightts, this semiautobiographical novel by the world renowned scholar Mircea Eliade details the passionate awakenings of Alain, an ambitious young French engineer ,ircea with colonial pride and prejudice and full of a European fascination with the mysterious subcontinent.

View all 3 eliare. In the first place, the hero- Alain is accepted into the Indian family that somehow adopts this foreigner. It is pathetic but it also gives me this great impuls to do Not on a huge scale, fortunately, but the fact that it still does is flabbergasting.

The book was written in the 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.

It doesn’t seem written inI can at least put that down on eloade now. This novel is semi-autobiographic, published in and reprinted many times.