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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In AD the local zemindar took away whatever small land the family had as the family could not pay taxes in due time.

Aroj Ali Matubbar | Biography

After Bangladesh became independent flowing the war of liberation he thought that time had come to publish his book. Take the classic example of ether, an entity conceived by 18 th century physicists as a vehicle of propagation of light.

He came to be considered an iconoclast for writing against established religious ideologies. Arpj and folk tradition of Bengalis.

Retrieved 15 October Possibly for making a man a great man some incident s did play some role, may be directly or indirectly. Is Life incorporeal or corporal? Dure Thele Na Debe. Graha The fate of peasants: The whole night the sun seating under the arash prays to the almighty Atoj and then arrives at the eastern sky in the morning. As he grows up similar questions continue at school, college, and his place of work- What is matugbar Persevering as he was, he kept on reading more and more.

But the magistrate on return to the district head quarter filed a case against Aroj and issued warrant for his arrest.

In defense of his case Aroj started writing notes against the questions he posed to the magistrate. As we know there are almost hundreds of varieties of folk cults prevalent in Bengalsome of the important ones are: The superstition-tree now blossomed with variety of flowers has covered under its shadow vast territory of mankind. God is such an entity whose existence cannot be proved from the material frame of reference. Alli unknown folk poet wrote many many years back.


From this background of rural Matybbar which had its tradition of cultivating freethinking emerged modern folk thinker cum philosopher Aroj Ali Matubbar.

Let me give one example: He made six propositions in this book, which reflected the nature of his philosophical questions. Even Islam in Bengal has its own characteristic- it is quite different from the fundamentalistic Islam. aro

There are certain things whose existence cannot be aron by doing experiments in inertial frames: He had practically no education, as there was no matubhar in his village. So questing about any event, may be natural or social, forms the basic analytical path that would ultimately lead to rationalism. This is an outcome of intensive studies he made on ancient literatures and modern development of sciences.

Quite natural we may not answer or all solve many a phenomena with our existing scientific tools and logical thinking.

Bose, then a young Reader in physics of an unknown university called ‘Dacca University’ in an attempt to derive Planck’s famous law of radiation gave birth of natubbar Statistics’ – a statistics obeyed by bosons i. In his spare time he zli surveying land mtubbar soon developed exceptional expertise in the mathematical and geometric calculations required for it. Perhaps linguistically the two people were not so different- languages of both people belonged to a common language a family of Indo European language.

As for example in one Rig it stated ” From He who is conqueror of enemies and straight on his own strength, bow down to him with respect and pronounce praise with all humiliation as He is glorious, great and Asura. So from the very young age he had to help his mother to share the burden of the family.

In the past many learned men had axed this tree with axes made of reasons, as a result of which enlightened men are coming out of the shadow of superstition and taking shelter matubbarr the open field of free-mind; young men and women matubbxr assembling in the garden of science-philosophy.


The matuubbar questions he posed in the first proposition exemplify his approach. Science is founded on perception or observation of facts and reasonable conjecture. Describing various but funny stories from various religions he gave the modern and scientific theories of the sun. We believe unhesitatingly what science tells us, but most religions and most religious statements are founded on blind faith.

He was made a life member of bangla academy and was given a reception by it in And both these two philosophies are not in consistent with rather opposed to what Islam says.

Aroj Ali Matubbar

No doubt all these are very embarassing questions to our theologians, moulanas and dhramagurus. He had been continuously harassed and many a times interrogated by the police and civil administration of the locality.

Those questions were driving my mind towards an endless ocean and I was gradually drifting away from the fold of religion. Mother, kindly bless me so that I can devote my entire aaroj to fight against these superstitions and blind beliefs for their removal from the society. They tried to survive money borrowing from the village moneylenders.

Aroj Ali Matubbor (Author of আরজ আলী মাতুব্বর রচনাসমগ্র ১)

Balaram replied with a question but sir, where are your forefathers? Each cult in its own way tried to cultivate free and liberal thought. Theologically speaking, it is a doctrine that God is unknown and unknowable. This book gained him a reputation in the locality as a “learned man”. So they do not believe in any other source of knowledge that is extra-sensory.