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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Who am I self? He lived mostly on subsistence farming. Can we recognize or identify life? Retrieved from ” https: What is the test of truth? There are certain things in material phenomena, which cannot be achieved or made by men. 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 arojj context of our knowledge and available facts.

He died on 1 st Chaitra of the Bangla year i. This enabled him to accumulate some capital and he could own some land to start farming.

Aroj Ali Matubbar

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Matubbar developed a very progressive approach and wrote against ignorance, superstition, and religious fundamentalism. In carrying on this fight he was persecuted and arojj mentally arij his life. Our folk secularists and rationalist did also preached agnosticism in their own concept and understanding. In the 9 th Question he raised some inquireis regarding Space, Time and Energy.

According to this simple materialism, as understood by those simple thinkers, categorically says that creation is the result of union of the menstruation of women and sperm of men, and there is nothing outside the body.


One gets amazzed when we think of his social background and the environment. It is said that nothing is beyond the power of Allah.

Some of his writings have been translated into English and compiled in a volume published by Pathak Samabesh. This was how his mind was shaped. His first publication is based on his thoughts on religious rituals and many Islamic fundamental principles accepted by a common Muslim without questioning.

In running the universe why He need to be a formless while He is found running His kingdom like any other mortal king? Any Indologist would note that in Hinduism flow three inner streams: He learned surveying techniques and began his life as a private land surveyor in his locality. If the gentlemen readers reads this book carefully, they would be able to follow matters relating to the development of human mind and contribution– its chronological thinking, research and finally theories and laws based on reasons about the creation of universe.

And it took a new form, which is significantly different from its original puritan form. It is only in the final years of life that he came to be known to the enlightened society of the country. But he did not follow the path of classical folk path i. But if the universe is infinite then every point in the universe is a centre and the earth loses its speciality.

There may be some advantages to use religion to counter religion as Vidyasagar did in Bengalbut this path has its limitation. As for example the orthodox researchers tried to prove that agnostic Lalan Shah is an Islamist. His rationalism developed under this backdrop. Please remove or replace such wording and instead of making proclamations about a subject’s importance, use facts and attribution to demonstrate that importance.

But who were Asuras? He cultivated his freedom of thought from his social consciousness and responsibility to his rural society.


Aroj Ali Matubbar | Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Before we proceed to introduce his rationalism let us introduce to my readers the tradition of rationalism as we nourish in rural Bengali culture and tradition. If we assume our universe is finite and spherical, then we must know its volume to locate its centre. This may not be untrue to say that although Bengal rural people were governed by state machinery since our recorded history, the rural Bengal remained more or less untouched by the religion followed by the rulers.

So from the very young age he had to help his mother to share the burden of the family. Main page Random page Contact.

As we stated earlier that Tantrikism and Shaktism flourished in Eastern India more particularly in Bengal. Why is it like this? Then He should be found. Aroj Ali elaborates his question. His first book, published inwas rich with secular thought but caught little attention. He left behind many manuscripts awaiting publications.

As we know now that corresponding term of atheism matuvbar Indian Philosophy is Nastikata or Nastibad disbelieving in God, the Creator. You said there were one lakh twenty four thousand of prophets, but only nineteen names are found in Quaran, Then where are the rest? But the magistrate on return to the district head quarter filed a case against Aroj and issued warrant for his arrest.

Throughout his matunbar he was harassed for his writings protesting against orthodoxy and religious superstitions.

People in general started to take an interest in his books, which, although reflecting an untrained mind, posed a number of intriguing questions.