International Journal For Excogitation Education and Research

Fakir Lalon Shah: A prominent Bengali philosopher, mystic and an icon of Bengali Literature

By: Emdadul Haque |Posted on: 2017-07-31 22:25:11   Page 43-47

Abstract
Lalon, also known as Fakir Lalon Shah, was a prominent Bengali philosopher, Baul saint, mystic, songwriter, social reformer and thinker. Considered an icon of Bengali culture, Lalon inspired and influenced many poets, social and religious thinkers including Rabindranath Tagore, [1,2,3] Kazi Nazrul Islam, [4] and Allen Ginsberg [5] albeit he "rejected all distinctions of caste and creed”. [6] Widely celebrated as an epitome of religious tolerance, he was also accused of heresy during his lifetime and after his death.

Keywords
Fakir Lalon; Biography; Bengali Literature; philosophy; Rabindranath Tagore

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