Devi, Maitraye

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Devi, Maitraye Gender: F
born on 1 September 1914 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place Calcutta, India, 22n32, 88e22
Timezone LST m88e20 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°43' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 25°40 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Taeger quotes Meridian October 1995 p. 43, personal statement


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet