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It Does Not Die
Author: Maitreyi Devi

ISBN: 9780226143651
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 17 December 1975
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.6 x 1.6
Precocious, a poet, a philosopher's daughter, Maitreyi Devi was sixteen
years old in 1930 when Mircea Eliade came to Calcutta to study with her
father. More than forty years passed before Devi read "Bengal "
"Nights," the 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. "It "
"Does Not Die" is Devi's response. In part a counter to Eliade's
fantasies, the book is also a moving account of a first love fraught
with cultural tensions, of false starts and lasting regrets.
Proud of her intelligence, Maitreyi Devi's father had provided her
with a fine and, for that time, remarkably liberal education -- and
encouraged his brilliant foreign student, Eliade, to study with her.
"We were two good exhibits in his museum," Devi writes. They were also,
as it turned out, deeply taken with each other. When their secret
romance was discovered, Devi's father banished the you...

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