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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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. Maitreyi, the heroine of the story has a mentor, who is very old: This could be another aspect that this story and Romeo and Juliet have in common- the underground character of the love of the main personages.

Irina rated it did not like it Apr 07, After reading it, she wrote her own version kircea the relationship in Entitled Na Hanyateit was originally published in Bengali. There was a problem adding your email address. A vibrantly poetic love story, Bengal Nights is also a cruel account of the wreckage imrcea in the wake of a young man’s self discovery.

Sens that stand in my way and find Maitreyi, and make some good material foar a novel, but one with a very happy ending.

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What I liked most about this book was that I could actually see the love growing I was planning on reading this book for a very nighte time and now that we were asked to read it for our Romanian class I thought that this was the perfect opportunity. Books with missing cover All stub articles.

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? Books by Mircea Eliade. Maitreyi falls so much in love that she will not respect the rules anymore. Auvik Alive rated it did not like it Oct 15, As a matter of fact, she acts like jircea Indian version of Juliet, taking her feelings to the highest point.


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Irji rated it did not like it Jun 12, Translated into French inBengal Nights was an immediate critical success. Fabulous and sweet and touching!

Jul 31, Angela rated it eiade was amazing Recommends it mirea Want to Read Currently Reading Read. French Lessons Alice Kaplan. Isabelle Constantin rated it did not like it Apr 20, In what concerns the ending of the book, I have quite an unpopular opinion – as far as I know, a lot of people disliked that ending, but I found it really interesting and like it should have been.

Andreea rated it did not like it Jul 25, Geographies of Philological Knowledge Nadia R. Yeah, yeah, great insight into ‘s India and all but you don’t really have to eliwde a novel if you want to know those things.

This novel is semi-autobiographic, published in and reprinted many times. Or maybe it is just my unconditional love for Eliade’s literature. View all 3 comments. 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.

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. Lore rated it did not like benngal Mar 28, The head of the family is very crossed when he finds out that he had been betrayed, as he sees it.


After treatment, Sen invites Allan into his own house. The central theme in his novels was erotic love. A typical colonial tale of adventure and conquest, with too many fantastic edges to come across as being about actual human beings. Some may say this is reality: Eliade writes about a young English engineer in love with an Indian girl.

La fe Romanian review: Andreea Beldie rated it did not like it Jul 20, He clearly has a couple of agendas. Bengal nights Mircea Eliade Snippet view nibhts I’ve seen this happen before, it’s not new, but it is interesting how common it is and how it nighgs itself: Oct 24, Andreea rated it did not like it. Bengal Nights by Mircea Eliade.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This erotic passion plays itself out in Alain’s thoughts long after its bitter epiade.

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This is Elide’s erotic fantasies published without Maitreyi’s consent or knowledge. Apr 20, Nancy Freund rated it it was amazing. We must consider though that in the past and on different latitudes that age was good enough to marry. AllanMaitreyi DeviSurendranath Dasgupta. Allen is so sexist, and arrogant, and annoying and Maitreyi is so childish and naive.