Passionate Fictions: Horizons of the Exotic and Colonial Self-Fashioning in Mircea Eliade’s Bengal Nights and Maitreyi Devi’s Na Hanyate

Aug. 1, 2001

[1] One desires the archaic and the exotic insofar as it remains the other, but insofar as it retains its ontological difference the encounter with it is liable to be marked by frustration, failure, lack. Narratives with a colonial setting are often marked by such a structure; E.M. Forster’s A... Read more »