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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Aroj Ali Matubbar Bengali: He was born in the village of Charbaria Lamchariabout 11 kilometres 6. He was born matubhar a poor farming family.
He studied for only a few months at the village maqtabhowever this brief dabble in aeoj education centered only on the Quran and other Islam studies. Matubbar lost his matbubar at an early age. The landless boy faced an even more critical crisis when a local usurer called him out of his ancestral homestead.
Destitute, Matubbar grew up somehow on the charity of others and by working as a farm laborer.
Due to his poverty, he could not attend school and had to rely on the free maqtab religious education provided by a local mosque. However he did not accept the rigid methods of learning there, and left it. A kindhearted man helped him finish the Bengali Primers.
Persevering as he was, he kept on reading more and more. To satisfy his thirst for knowledge he studied all the Bengali books in Barisal Public Library like a serious student.
Philosophy as a subject interested him most, but there were mtubbar enough books in the collection there. A teacher aki 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 library.
This was how his mind was shaped. Matubbar developed a very progressive approach and wrote against ignorance, superstition, and religious fundamentalism.
He came to be considered an iconoclast for writing against established religious ideologies. For example, he questioned Islamic law lai inheritance, as he failed to reconcile the suggested mode of sharing of inherited property.
Aroj Ali Matubbar
Aroj Ali wrote several books, in spite of his lack of formal schooling. His writings reflect his controversial philosophy about life and the world. His books were always in danger of being banned by the government, since they contained certain claims that disagreed with the religious beliefs of the arou.
Matubbar was arrested and taken into police custody for his book, Sotyer Shondhaney The Quest for Truth. Due to financial constraints, Matubbar could not pursue any academic course or attain a formal institutional degree. He lived mostly on subsistence farming. He learned surveying techniques and began his life as a private land surveyor in his locality. This enabled him to accumulate some capital and he could own some land to start farming.
He donated his eyes for transplantation after his death. After his death inAroj Ali Matubbar came to be regarded as one of the most prolific thinkers that rural Bangladesh ever produced, and an iconoclast who was not afraid of speaking out against entrenched beliefs and superstitions. Matubbar had to take a lot of trouble in order to publish his books.
Matubbag himself drew the cover of his first book, which was written in and published twenty one years later inunder the title Satyer Sandhane. This book gained him a reputation in the locality as a “learned man”. In the preface he wrote:. I then started jotting down questions, not for writing a book, but only matubar remember these questions later. Those questions were driving my mind towards an endless ocean and I was gradually drifting away from the fold of religion. He made six propositions in this book, which reflected the nature of his philosophical questions.
The eight questions he posed in the first proposition exemplify his approach. These are a Who am I self? He was an unusual type of writer. Because of his rural background, it was not possible on his part to remove the darkness covering his society, but with the dim torch he held, he tried to see the truth, wherever he could, without fear or doubt. Several of his unpublished manuscripts were later published posthumously under the title of Aroj Ali Matubbar Rachanabali.
Some of his writings have been translated into English and compiled in a volume published by Pathak Samabesh. Matubbar was little known to the elite educated society of the country during his lifetime. His first book, aeoj inwas rich with secular thought but caught little attention.
It is only in the final years of life that he came to be known to the enlightened society of the country. His writings were collected and published. People in general started to take an interest in his books, which, although reflecting an untrained mind, posed a number of intriguing questions.
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