Appropriating Baul Tradition: Tagore and His Creative Experimentation

Ujjwal Jana
2018 Zenodo  
'Baul' has multiple connotations, especially in religious and social contexts. The Baul image, for long, has had a quintessential romantic association in the collective Bengali Psyche and imagination. "Socially, the Baul tradition can be interpreted as a series of rebellions by isolated individualists against caste and class systems" as Bhattacharya says (30). They combine in themselves diverse strands of thoughts and beliefs. They represent a tradition of Hindu Tantrism with Sufi mysticism,
more » ... cing emphasis on the human body which constitutes the epitome of the entire universe. The present study aims to look in depth at these aspects, especially in relation to Rabindranath Tagore.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2542329 fatcat:hzpb26s7zfdybj7t5ergrs6plq