|born on||1 September 1914 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Calcutta, India, 22n32, 88e22|
|Timezone||LST m88e20 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||07°43' 25°40 Asc. 10°59'|
Bengali-born Indian poet and novelist, the daughter of philosopher Surendranath Dasgupta and protegée of poet Rabindranath Tagore. 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-born writer Mircea Eliade's 1933 novel Bengal Nights. In her Na Hanyate novel, written as a response toBengal Nights, Maitreyi Devi denied claims of a sexual affair between her and Eliade during the latter's sojourn in British India.
She died 29 January 1989.
- friend relationship with Tagore, Rabindranath (born 7 May 1861)
Taeger quotes Meridian October 1995 p. 43, personal statement
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Poet