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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And it took a new form, which is significantly different from its original puritan form.

Proposition V, dealing Nature containing as wroj as 10 questions. The snaps were taken. He was born in the village of Charbaria Lamchariabout 11 kilometres 6.

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

Why is it like this? That is why we have matbubar doubt about scientific truths. We believe unhesitatingly what science tells us, but most religions and most religious statements are founded on blind faith.

The creation of life is a specific process of nature and evolves out of the composite composition of four elements. And both these two philosophies are not in consistent with rather opposed to what Islam says. Throughout his life he was harassed for his writings protesting against orthodoxy and religious superstitions. I roamed around the world, yet. In the 9 th Question he raised some inquireis regarding Space, Time and Energy. Yet milk is always white. In carrying on this fight he was persecuted and injured mentally throughout his life.

But if the universe is infinite then every point in the universe is a centre and the earth loses its speciality. The book is thus divided into six propositions in Bengali he termed as Prastabeach concerned with a special subject matter except the last one in which he brought in miscellaneous subjects.


Let me give one example: His book Satyer Sandhane, according to my assessment exposes the basic rationalist philosophy of Matubbar, concerned with some basic and relevant questions that agitates a questing man — about his life, about his religion, and above all about his creator and the creation.

In fact, there will be no further questions once the absolute truth is known. For his unconventional and unorthodox writings, he became known as a freethinker Satya Sandhani in the village society. 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.

Aroj Ali Matubbar

So from the very young age he had to help his mother to share the burden of the family. In trying to expand his sphere of knowledge he befriended with a number of scholars and academicians of Barisal town. So they do not believe in any other source of knowledge that is extra-sensory.

As he grows up similar questions continue at school, college, and his place of work- What is this? Essentially, Aroj Ali was a rationalist and humanist who fought against ignorance, superstition, and religious fundamentalism. There prevailing countless blind faiths and superstitions in the society.

Proposition IV, dealing with religious matters containing as many as 22 questions. Rather our concept of rationalism is based on humanism,- this is more so in rural Bangla. Mani Bolei moder etoi Durgati. Aroj Ali elaborates his question. In the religious sense one who holds that nothing about God or anything beyond material phenomena are knowable is an agnostics. Our religions are quite silent about all these embarrassing questions.


And there is no other cause behind the creation. Veder Abadan Contribution of Vedas. 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.

According to socio-cultural anthropologists Vaisnav Cult and Tantrikism flourished in Eastern part of India i. What was their root of culture and religion? With his own money he published the book and he himself drew and designed the cover -page. Roy, a reputed scientist of high esteem, studied in Bangladesh and in UK and took his Ph. Will not push me out saying.

Lawyer magistrate took his list with the assurance that he would send the answer later on. His writings reflect his controversial philosophy about life and the world. Sabar Upare Manush Satya. Rezowan, Malek, Zibrail, Mekail etc. His life was an amazing fighting against poverty, superstition, and fundamentalism.

From Bagavat Geeta it can be gauged that two people Ai and Asura belonged two different anthropological races. Although most of the people of Bengal are alu in nature, but they are, or were never dogmatic, or fundamentalist. It is generally found that freethinking and liberalism of mind in our folk society developed centering folk religion s and folk songs. You said there were one lakh twenty four thousand of prophets, but only nineteen names are found in Quaran, Then where a,i the rest?

This book gained him a reputation in the locality as a “learned man”.