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On the internet, there are trackers like FileList:: Login which may have the torrent. On Google books, on, etc. ISBN o (cloth). Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Eliade, Mircea, [Maitreyi. English]. Bengal nights I Mircea Eliade. In a young Romanian came to Calcutta to live and study with a renowned Indian philosopher. He fell passionately in love with the.

Originally published in Romanian in , this semiautobiographical novel by the world renowned scholar Mircea Eliade details the passionate awakenings of Alain, an ambitious young French engineer flush with colonial pride and prejudice and full of a European fascination with the mysterious subcontinent. Offered the hospitality of a senior Indian colleague, Alain grasps at the chance to discover the authentic India firsthand. He soon finds himself enchanted by his host's daughter, the lovely and inscrutable Maitreyi, a precocious young poet and former student of Tagore. What follows is a charming, tentative flirtation that soon, against all the proprieties and precepts of Indian society, blossoms into a love affair both impossible and ultimately tragic. This erotic passion plays itself out in Alain's thoughts long after its bitter conclusion. In hindsight he sets down the story, quoting from the diaries of his disordered days, and trying to make sense of the sad affair. 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. At once horrifying and deeply moving, Eliade's story repeats the patterns of European engagement with India even as it exposes and condemns them. Invaluable for the insight it offers into Eliade's life and thought, it is a work of great intellectual and emotional power. But do not open it if you prefer to remain unmoved by your reading matter. It is enough to make stones weep. Many of his scholarly works, as well as his two-volume autobiography and four-volume journal, are published by the University of Chicago Press. Translated into French in , Bengal Nights was an immediate critical success.

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Scanningcenter shenzhen. Worldcat source edition For many years, Maitreyi Devi was not aware that the story had been published.

After reading it, she wrote her own version of the relationship in Entitled Na Hanyate , it was originally published in Bengali. In fulfillment of a promise Eliade made to Maitreyi that his novel would not be published in English during their lifetimes [1] , an English translation, of Mayitreyi , Bengal Nights did not appear until In , the University of Chicago Press published the two works in English as companion volumes. Allan is an employee of the company run by engineer Narendra Sen.

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When sent to work in a rain-abundant region of India, Allan becomes ill with malaria. He is returned to Calcutta and admitted into a hospital.

After treatment, Sen invites Allan into his own house. Shortly after the young guest falls in love with the host's daughter Maitreyi , their forbidden love gradually grows, resulting in Maitreyi and Allan ending up together.

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