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Maitreyi Devi - Na Hanyate - the Story Behind
Maitreyi Devi - Na Hanyate - the Story Behind

Author(s): Mihaela Gligor
Subject(s): Philosophy, Literary Texts, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life, Bibliography, General Reference Works, Fiction, Non-European Philosophy, Novel, Indian Philosophy, Cultural Essay, Conference Report, Drama, Source Material
Published by: Presa Universitara Clujeana
Keywords: Maitreyi Devi; Na Hanyate; autobiographical novel; cultural encounters; Mircea Eliade; Calcutta; Indian culture;
Summary/Abstract: Maitreyi wrote books of philosophy and also travel books. For Na Hanyate (It Does not Die), the reply-novel to Mircea Eliade’s story, Maitreyi Devi received, in 1976, the Sahitya Akademi Award, the most important distinction from the Academy of Indian Letters. She was invited to give lectures on life and works of her dear friend and mentor, the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, or on Indian philosophy and culture, all over the world. She also had a special role in the emancipation of Indian women. Marked by the drama of children left on the roads as a result of territorial divisions and political struggles, Maitreyi Devi set up an orphanage and attracted significant funds for educating and empowering young people in disadvantaged environments.

  • Page Range: 143-174
  • Page Count: 30
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: English