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Aroj Ali Matubbar by × ; 70 KB. 0 references. sex or gender · male. 0 references. country of citizenship · Bangladesh. 0 references. British Raj. Aroj Ali Matubbar: Rationalist Philosopher of Rural Bangladesh. By Ajoy Roy. The Background. I would not like to elaborate the concept of Rationalism in front of. Matubbar, Aroj Ali () self-taught philosopher, was born on 17 December to a farming family in the village of Lamchari in barisal.

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Aroj Ali Matubbar – Wikidata

Because of his rural background, it was not possible on his part to remove the darkness covering his society, but with the dim torch he held, he tried to see the truth, wherever he could, without fear or doubt. Unquestioned belief is no other than blindness. According to socio-cultural anthropologists Vaisnav Cult and Tantrikism flourished in Eastern part of India i. After this narration Matubbar proceeded to present up to date facts of mathbbar regarding sun.

This page has been accessed 2, times. His other notable works, apart from Satyer SandhaneThe Quest for Truth, is the mystery of creation.

According to religion based views our universe is infinite ananta.

He learned surveying techniques and began his life as a private land surveyor in his locality. For this reason, Aroj Ali Matubbar began his fight against orthodoxy, obstructionism and religious narrowness with weapons of scientific rationalism drawing his inspiration from our folk tradition. It is generally found that freethinking and liberalism of mind in our folk society developed centering folk religion s and folk songs. What is the test of truth? The book is thus divided into six propositions in Bengali he termed as Prastabeach concerned with a special subject matter except the last one in which he brought in miscellaneous subjects.


But different sages or religious leaders propagated different mafubbar. He was born in the village of Charbaria Lamchariabout 11 kilometres 6.

Matubbar, Aroj Ali – Banglapedia

Worship Man, look into Quaran- you will see these Through out its pages. The founder of the cult Balaram, himself a low cast born, once was found sprinkling river-water while he was taking bath following a Brahman. Some of his writings have been translated into English and compiled in a volume published by Pathak Samabesh.

These two thoughts find their expression in many songs sung by our folk-singers.

This article contains wording that promotes the subject in a subjective manner without imparting real information. Veder Abadan Contribution of Vedas 4. Persevering as he was, he kept on reading more and more.

Perhaps linguistically the two people were not so different- languages of both people belonged to a common language a family of Indo European language. But he had some Quarnic teaching in the maqtab. Aroj got bewildered why his mother was to be punished for his crime?

The people named Asuras, although shown as competitors of Devtas, were not pictured as uncivilized or barbaric. Duddu Shah, a devoted disciple of humanist Lalan Shah of early nineteenth century: So look every thing as material, assuming you. Several of his unpublished manuscripts were published posthumously under the title of Aroj Ali Matubbar Rachanabali.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He studied for only a few months at the village maktab but gathered knowledge on varied subjects through his own efforts and insights. Here I remember a story.

All these are quite simple and straight forward. Sabar Upare Manush Satya. He was an unusual type of writer. Proposition I, dealing with soul containing 8 questions. This episode turned him a real thinker and made him a lifelong alii against all form superstitions and religious fanaticism. Mukto Mona in Bengali.


Aroj Ali Matubbar

Therefore to them no other bliss exists other than those are enjoyable in this world. Each question is a vital one from the materialistic point of view. The task is Herculean as well as difficult in a society like ours where literacy is very low. In this school Aroj learned how to read and write Bangla and very little of Arabic of no significance. Aroj Ali Matubbar is just not a rationalist philosopher purely based on theoretical analysis and mental construction as usually philosophers do, devoid of any practical or experimental experiences.

But he did not follow the path of classical folk path i. The creation of life is a specific process of nature and evolves out of the composite composition of four elements. These questions need to be addressed by the religious leaders. But if the universe is infinite then every point in the universe is a centre and the earth loses its speciality. Proposition III, dealing with after-world paralok containing as many as 7 questions. He, like many talented geniuses, had not attended any formal institution of learning.

Dure Thele Na Debe. From this background of rural Bangla which had its tradition of cultivating freethinking emerged modern folk thinker cum philosopher Aroj Ali Matubbar.