Submission Open for IJEER Volume-1, Number-10, October 2018 | Submission Deadline- 10 October, 2018

International Journal For Empirical Education and Research

Fakir Lalon Shah: A prominent Bengali Philosopher, Mystic and an icon of Bengali Literature

By: Md. Emdadul Haque | Posted on: 2018-05-01 15:59:49   Page 66-69

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, Kazi Nazrul Islam, and Allen Ginsberg albeit he "rejected all distinctions of caste and creed”. 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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