In 1938, Eliade, along with the leaders of the Legionary movement, was imprisoned by the government of King Carol II for several months.Ostracized by the university after his release from prison, Eliade supported himself solely by writing until he was appointed as the Romanian cultural attaché to London in April 1940.During most of World War I, Gheorge served on the front line while the adolescent Mircea lived in German-occupied Bucharest.

Set in 1930s Calcutta, this is a roman á clef of remarkable intimacy.

Originally published in Romanian in 1933, this semiautobiographical novel by the world renowned scholar Mircea Eliade details the passionate awakenings of Alain, an ambitious young French engineer flush with colonial pride and prejudice and full of a European fascination with the mysterious subcontinent.

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His instructor, Dasgupta, allowed Eliade to continue his studies and supplied room and board until he discovered that his daughter and Eliade were romantically involved.

Dismissed by Dasgupta, Eliade studied yoga under Swami Shivananda at Rishikesh for six months before returning home under the threat of being drafted by the Romanian military.

Many of his scholarly works, as well as his two-volume autobiography and four-volume journal, are published by the University of Chicago Press.

Translated into French in 1950, Bengal Nights was an immediate critical success.

Active in religion and politics, Ionescu maintained a strong influence over Eliade until his death in 1940.