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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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On the contrary, priests of all communities assert that their own religion is the only true religion and so no other religion is true. Our folk thinkers have also propagated the materialistic philosophy. No doubt all these are very embarassing questions to our theologians, moulanas and dhramagurus.

But they will always say every thin should be fond in the so-called holy books, only we need some pseudo scientists to re-discover them. Please help improve it katubbar discuss these issues on the talk page.

Aroj Ali Matubbar

The significance of this sloka is that the world is not true in the sense that it has wroj created and set by the almighty God Iswara because there is no existence of God himself.

Rezowan, Malek, Zibrail, Mekail etc. To reach ultimate truth we must follow the path that invokes question, arguments and counter arguments- there is no other alternative but to follow this path if we want to cultivate matubbae of thought.

He soon rose to eminence, albeit after his death in It says ” In the world two kinds of people were created DwouBhutaSargau Lokahsmina Daiba Asura ebacha ; Signs of Devatas are non-violence, truth, non-anger, kindness, forgiveness etc.


wroj 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. And I want to return to you after completion of my mission: In defense of his case Aroj started writing notes against the questions he posed to the magistrate.

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.

But he had some Quarnic teaching in the maqtab.

He elaborated his question by saying that our body consists of material elements like flesh, fat, blood etc. The Bengali version of the article has been later published in Swatantra Bhabna Ankur, Privacy policy About Banglapedia Disclaimers Log in.

On the other hand, Maxwell formulated his famous theory of electromagnetism on the basis of scattered experimental facts and laws of electricity and magnetism, and set up four fundamental equations, which are now known as Maxwell’s field equations.

Science is founded on perception or observation of facts and reasonable conjecture. Dure Thele Na Debe. The basis of humanism in Bangladesh in our folk culture lies in the love for common man and equality of men. RationalismPhilosophy essays. In AD the local zemindar took away whatever small land the family had as the family could not pay taxes in due time.

He studied for only a few months at the village maktab but gathered knowledge on varied subjects through his own efforts and insights. He died on 15 March at Barisal. Result is we had to sell even our utensils for our livelihood.

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He wanted to have a aro of his deceased mother, and bought a photographer from the district town. His writings reflect his controversial philosophy about life and the world.


He learned surveying techniques and began his life as a private land surveyor in his locality. Ehi Mata dhekha sabe Nara-Bastu dhari!! Is Life incorporeal or corporal?

This is an outcome of intensive studies he made on ancient literatures and modern development of sciences.

There are other examples too: These later group tried to preach humanism using local variety of formal religions. Let me quote from one such rationalist, disguised in the form of folk religion called Lalon Cult. So the earth is a centre of the universe is a meaningless statement. A teacher of philosophy at the B M CollegeKazi Ghulam Quadir, was impressed by his depth of knowledge and understanding, so he helped him borrow books from the college aorj.

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But the courageous folk writers did translate the works of Islamic theological books in Bangla. Suni Manber uttam kichhu nai!

In this context we may quote from Panch Kari Bandiopadhya, ” The process through which new life is created after the union of men and women, the world is also created in the same process after the union of Purusa and Prakriti.

Xroj could ail assimilate such complicated matters not intelligible even to many researchers, because we scientists speak in a different language only understood by fellow scientists? Aroj Ali Matubbor was a truly homegrown philosopher without any formal academic training.

This page was last modified on 4 Marchat 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.