-A Baul in a stage performance
-A Baul group
(c) Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.
The Baul of Bengal (including Bangladesh)are wandering minstrels who perpetuate mystical tradition. They sing of the philosophical concepts on man's view of life provided by Vaishnava poets.
East of India
The Baul of Bengal, which includes Bangladesh, are wandering minstrels who perpetuate a mystical tradition known as Sahajiya. The faith found its expression in the Baul in the beginning of the 17th century A.D.
The Vaishnava poets provided the foundation to the Baul philosophical concepts on man's view of life and gave them a form of narration and an aesthetic expression. Baul believe that it is through the medium of human form that divine beauty can be realised.
Disc/tape recordings of various Baul are available in Akademi. These recordings have been made over the years since 1950 till date.
Video & photographs are available from Bauls in Akademi. These recordings have been made over the years.
-Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.
-West Bengal Akademi, Calcutta, West Bengal.
Ms. Sharbari Mukherjee
Sangeet Natak Akademi
Address: Rabindra Bhawan, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi - 110001, India