Maitreyi Devi was born in 1914 in calcutta. She was the daughter of philosopher Surendranath Dasgupta and protegee of poet Rabindranath Tagore. Maitreyi Devi was a poet and lecturer, 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. Na Hanyate is considered as her best work, which was written as a response to Bengal Nights (La nui Bengali) written by Romanian-born writer Mircea Eliade. In Bengal Nights she was the main character. In this book Eliade claimed sexual affair between them. But Maitreyi Devi denied this claim in Na Hanyate. Her other publications include four volumes of poetry, eight works on Tagore,and numerous books on travel, philosophy, and social reform. Maitreyi Devi died in 1990 at the age of 76.