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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If I declare myself an atheist, my atheism springs out from the principle of agnosticism, a principle based on physics; it is not just a faith or belief in the religious sense. Throughout his life he was harassed for his writings protesting against orthodoxy and religious superstitions.

Aroj Ali Matubbar: Rationalist Philosopher of Rural Bangladesh By Ajoy Roy

We in science follow both approaches. Our folk secularists and rationalist did also preached agnosticism in their own concept and understanding. Ramanes put it in a nice way: In defense of his case Aroj started writing notes against the questions he posed to the magistrate. He believed in human welfare and the principle of a world religion and instituted stipends for poor meritorious students, established libraries and organised essay competitions in his village home.

Philosophy as a subject interested him most, but there were not enough books in the collection there. Their encouragement and patronage helped him publish his books.


Retrieved 15 October Proposition I, dealing with soul containing 8 questions. Human being is at jatubbar of all truths. If any punishment was to be offered it must be on him, the real offender, and young Aroj pleaded to the Mullahs.

They refused to participate xroj the religious funeral and the mass prayer janaja in front of the decease. Is Life incorporeal or corporal? At one time he was taken to the prison.

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This enabled him to accumulate some capital and he could own some land to start farming. However he did not accept the rigid methods of learning there, and left it. Aroj Ali Matubbar Bengali: As for example the orthodox researchers tried to prove that agnostic Lalan Shah is an Islamist.

But agoj must try to understand matubbad origin of the Asura cult as against Vedic cult. Religion has only two weapons- blessings and curses. He studied for only a few months at the village maqtabhowever this brief dabble in institutional education centered only on the Quran and other Islam studies. The neutrality of this article is disputed.

And what is the nature of truth? These are a Who am I self?

Let me quote from one such rationalist, disguised in the form of folk religion called Lalon Cult. Mukto Mona in Bengali. A rationalist may try to reach truth either in a deductive or in an inductive approach.

So look every thing as material, assuming you.

Aroj Ali Matubbar

Lalan Shah has said once: No doubt the people of rural Bengal followed the arjo religions like Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism or Jainism, but none of these formal religions could keep their purity in toto; they were transformed in to a local folk form after being assimilated arjo the local folk culture and tradition.


Retrieved from ” https: Since rationalists questioned about every thing to formulate their system of reasoning with ultimate aim of reaching the truth, they are also concerned with what would be knowable and unknowable with present context of our knowledge and available facts.

I would just give here two examples: On the other hand in cases of most city based modern freethinkers it is an intellectual exercise. The people of Eastern India were referred to as ‘Asuras’ in post Vedic literature, particularly in Puranas.

That is why we have no doubt about scientific truths. But no experiment of physics would prove its existence. Worship Man, look into Quaran- you will see these.

He had practically no education, as there was no school in his village.

His life was an amazing fighting against poverty, superstition, and fundamentalism. Veder Abadan Contribution of Vedas. Whatever theories I have presented, all are collections only. Our folk poet sang: Balaram replied with a question but sir, where are your forefathers?