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Maitreyi Devi

Young Maitreyi Devi looking at something while her hand on her head and wearing a blouse

September 1, 1914 (age 74) (
Chattagram, undivided Bengal, India

Na Hanyate, It does not die, Tagore by Fireside, Rabindranaththe Man Behind His Poetry

29 January 1989 (aged 74)

Surendranath Dasgupta, Mircea Eliade, Rabindranath Tagore

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Maitreyi Devi (or Maitreyī Devī) (September 1, 1914 – January 29, 1989) was a Bengali-born Indian poet and novelist.


Maitreyi Devi Realitatea Vlcean v recomand Dragostea nu moare de


Maitreyi Devi with a tight-lipped smile while wearing a white and green scarf, maroon blazer, and eyeglasses

Devi was born in 1914, she was the daughter of philosopher Surendranath Dasgupta and protegée of poet Rabindranath Tagore. She was married to quinologist dr. M.M. Sen. She was the founder of the Council for the Promotion of Communal Harmony in 1964, and vice-president of the All-India Women’s Coordinating Council. Her first book of verse appeared when she was sixteen, with a preface by Rabindranath Tagore. She wrote Rabindranath--the man behind his poetry. She was the basis for the main character in Romanian writer Mircea Eliade's 1933 novel Bengal Nights. In her Na Hanyate (English title, It Does Not Die: A Romance) novel, written as a response to Bengal Nights, Maitreyi Devi describes the romance and the cultural tensions resulted from it. Given the cultural constraints, she denies claims of a sexual affair between her and Eliade during the latter's sojourn in British India.

Maitreyi Devi with a tight-lipped smile while wearing a cream hijab, maroon scarf, cream long sleeve blouse, and eyeglasses

In 1938 and 1939 she invited Rabindranath Tagore to stay in her and her husband's house in Mungpoo near Kalimpong, which later became the Rabindra Museum.


The woman in the book cover of It Does Not Die – A Romance by Maitreyi Devi

She graduated from the Jogamaya Devi College, an affiliated undergraduate women's college of the historic University of Calcutta, in Kolkata.


On the left, a short letter from Mircea for Maitreyi Devi. On the right, Maitreyi Devi with short hair and wearing a sleeveless top

She received Sahitya Akademi Award in the year 1976 for her novel Na Hanyate.

The book of Dragostea Nu Moare by Maitreyi Devi

On the left, a woman holding a flower. On the right, Maitreyi Devi  smiling while wearing a white and green scarf and eyeglasses
Maitreyi Devi smiling while Mircea Eliade smoking in the library and wearing a coat and long sleeves

The book cover of It Does Not Die – A Romance by Maitreyi Devi
মির্চা এলিয়াদ: মৈত্রেয়ী তাকে ভলোবেসেছিলেন - ইরাবতী


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