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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Want to Read saving…. Things are complicated by the different views, and the Indian customs. 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.

I expected racism, exotification, cultural ignorance and superiority, paternalism and simplification of the other, and I got all those: Sign bengzl here to receive your FREE alerts.

After reading it, she wrote her own version of the relationship in Feb 10, Bngal rated it it was ok Shelves: A love story with a sad ending, it is still interesting that the events in this book are told by Maitreyi – which has become an important writer of Indian literature – in the book “It Does Not Die”. I am currently reading the nighrs – a book written decades later by Eliade’s lover, then a 16 year old girl.

Oh and he’s the real tragedy in the end poor Allan. But do not open it if you prefer to remain unmoved by your reading matter.


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Radu Stefan rated it did not like it Jan 15, Sep 25, Realini rated it really liked it. Entitled Na Hanyateit was originally published in Bengali. Refresh and try again. The atmoshere is fantastic Irina rated it did not like it Apr 07, Girls cannot just marry, but money has to be found. Many of his scholarly works, as well as his two-volume autobiography and four-volume journal, are published by the University of Chicago Press.

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He is returned to Calcutta and admitted into a hospital. See all 3 questions about Maitreyi…. Alain, Eliade’s persona in the story, comes to take up residence with an Indian family who have a sublime, mysteriously beautiful daughter, Maitreyi. There was a problem adding your email address. Vlad rated it did not like it Dec 05, Lavinia Deaconu rated it did not like it Dec 31, Books with missing cover All stub articles. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they nigbts to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

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

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This is Elide’s erotic fantasies published without Maitreyi’s consent or knowledge. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Its most famous translation is the one in Frenchpublished as La Nuit Bengali in Books by Mircea Eliade. 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. Lists with This Book. Translated into French inBengal Nights was an immediate critical success. These Indians, whom I loved so much that I wanted to become one of them, all bt in the recesses of their beings a whole impenetrable history and mythology.


Read a review essay discussing this book and the book by Maitreyi Devi. Nov 03, Adina rated it it was amazing Shelves: See all 3 questions about Bengal Nights….

Allan is an employee of the company run by engineer Narendra Sen. Sep 04, mircea rated it it was amazing Bebgal 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.

Translated into French inBengal Nights was an immediate critical success. At once horrifying and deeply moving, Eliade’s story repeats the patterns of European engagement with India even as it exposes and condemns them.

Isn’t it great to be alive? Andreea rated it did not like it May 24, Open Preview See a Problem?

Or maybe it is just my unconditional love for Eliade’s literature. From inside the book. Want to Read saving….