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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Aroh being is matunbar top of all truths, There is nothing above mankind. He had been continuously harassed and many a times interrogated by the police and civil administration of the locality. If you glorify the body, care for the body you will get the bliss of this world as well as after world. Published on AD But no experiment of physics would prove its existence.

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All these are quite simple and straight forward. According to him the Universe exists, but not God, the Creator; only eternal entity entity is the matter, and matter consists of four elements: Rezowan, Malek, Zibrail, Mekail etc. This book gained him a reputation in the locality as a “learned man”. Here are six propositions: This page was last edited on 13 Juneat Our folk thinkers have also propagated the materialistic philosophy.

He learned surveying techniques and began his life as a private land surveyor in his locality. What is the relationship of life with the body and the mind?

Einstein’s formulation of theory of relativity is another example where deductive approach was followed. It is said that nothing is beyond the power of Allah.


But the village religious and social leaders objected taking snap of a deceased person more so of a woman. There are other examples too: Scholars do not agree with each other. He was conscious of his fanatic environment ever ready to matubba on him he avoided drawing any conclusion whether theories of science regarding birth of the Universe, creation of life and men are superior to theories and qroj laid down in the holy scriptures.

Religion has only two weapons- blessings and curses. He donated his own body and his eyes in the service of humanity. Proposition I, dealing with soul containing 8 questions. Perception is the only direct proof of existence. I roamed around the world, yet. He was made a life member of bangla academy and was given a matubbbar by it in Our folk poet sang: Rationalistself-taught philosopher and apostateand writer.

Human being is at top of all truths. He was also awarded the Humayun Kabir Memorial Prize in by the bangladesh lekhak shibir and an award of honour by the Barisal branch of the Bangladesh udichi shilpigosthi in But who were Asuras?

So whether the rulers of the state were Hindus, Muslims or Buddhists those rulers could not influence the religions of the people. This was how his mind was shaped. Ramanes put it in a nice way: Each cult in its own way tried to cultivate free and liberal thought.

Aroj Ali Matubbar – Wikipedia

In carrying on this fight he was persecuted and injured mentally throughout his life. Especially, He makes the impossible possible at the request of the loyal worshipers.

The people of Eastern India were referred to as ‘Asuras’ in post Vedic literature, particularly in Puranas. As we stated earlier that Tantrikism and Shaktism flourished in Eastern India more particularly in Bengal. This is the Upanisad of the Asuras.


His mother was a pious woman performing 5-time prayer, observing all other Islamic rituals throughout her life. Lalan Sainjeeke sei Jan Chine!! Accepting a thing without doubt ultimately leads to belief. In Indiamore particularly in Bengal the rationalism is not devoid of Humanism.

The creation of life is a specific process of nature and evolves out of the composite composition of four elements. Proposition IV, dealing with religious matters containing as many as 22 questions. In philosophy, the theory that the reason or intellect, is the true source of knowledge, rather than senses.

Aroj Ali Matubbar

Aroj Ali took it as a mission to strike the roots of all superstitions and fanaticism, blind beliefs, and thereby restoring balance between science and religion. They refused to participate in the religious funeral and the mass prayer janaja in front of the decease.

In this school Aroj learned how to read and write Bangla and very little of Arabic of no significance. People in general started to take an interest in his books, which, although reflecting an untrained mind, posed a number of intriguing questions. For example, he questioned Islamic law of inheritance, as he failed to reconcile the suggested mode of sharing of inherited property.

Soon he became recognized as a respected man of learning with open mind in the society.