Links

General

Baul--Banglapedia

HYPERLINK "http://banglapedia.search.com.bd/HT/B_0355.htm"

One-page description of culture and music. Musical discussion is mainly of genres/types of Baul songs.

Baul—Wikipedia

HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baul"

Wikipedia article on Bauls; article divided into the following headings: etymology, history, concepts and practices, music (this portion of the article requires expansion), Rabindranath Tagore, and present status.

Bauls of Bengal—About.com

HYPERLINK "http://hinduism.about.com/od/artculture/a/bauls.htm"

Two-page description written by Subhamoy Das on Baul culture and music. Includes useful (although brief) information on Bauls in popular culture (e.g. Purna Das Baul in the 1960s, Baul fusion band, “Khyapa”.)

Bauls of Bengal—Indianetzone.com

HYPERLINK "http://www.indianetzone.com/2/bauls_bengal.htm"

One page description of Bauls and their music.

Baul—The Folk Music of Bengal

HYPERLINK "http://web.archive.org/web/20051123170600/userpages.umbc.edu/~achatt1/baul.html"

Brief, one-page description of the music of the Bauls as part of a website on West Bengal, under the headings of culture and music; information from Charles Capwell’s The Music of the Bauls of Bengal; maintained by Arghya Chatterjee.

The Bauls of Bengal—Bengal Online

HYPERLINK "http://bengalonline.sitemarvel.com/bengali-folklore.asp?art=baul"

One-page description as part of a website entitled “Folk traditions of Bengal.”

Baul Music

HYPERLINK "http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Baul-music"

Music

Baul Music

HYPERLINK "http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Baul-music"

One-page description of Baul music.

Song, dances and music by Baul of Bengal

HYPERLINK "http://www.baul.it/html/english_version/intro_english.htm"

Established by Pietro Silvestri, a “freelance documentarist”. Focuses especially on the Baul Narayan Chandra Adhikary; a cultural project entitled “The Ways of the Wind” is proposed on the website with the purpose of introducing Europeans to the music of Bauls and West Bengali culture. Photographs and music downloads are available.

Performers

Baul Bishwa

HYPERLINK "http://bengalonline.sitemarvel.com/bengali-folklore.asp?art=baul"

Website about the group. Named by Bapi Das Baul, the eighth generation of this famous family (father is Purna Das Baul, mother is Manju Das, a folk singer). Includes discography.

Baul Samrat

HYPERLINK "http://baulsamrat.com/index.htm"

Website (in-progress) about Purna Das Baul and Dibeyendu Das Baul.

Babukishan Das Baul

HYPERLINK "http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=279304506"

A fan’s MySpace page dedicated to Babukishan Das Baul, the son of Purna Das Baul. Includes a biography, an article from the Times of India, and related web-links.

Babukishan Das Baul and Dharma Bums

HYPERLINK "http://punkcast.com/522/"

Video from an informal session from August 2004 of Babukishan and Dharma Bums at New York City’s Knitting Factory. Video can be streamed on Real Player or downloaded. Still photographs of the session are also available on the site.

Haradhan Das Baul

HYPERLINK "http://bengali-baul.blogspot.com/"

One-page blog about the Bauls and short description about performer Haradhan Das Baul.

Baul meets jazz in Kolkata

HYPERLINK "http://www.buzz18.com/news/music/baul-meets-jazz-in-kolkata/10761/0"

Article on fusion performance with Kartick Das Baul and the Bengali jazz band, Just Us.

Kartick Das Baul

HYPERLINK "http://www.oikyotaan.com/artists_karthick.htm"

Biography on Oikyotaan.com. Oikyotaan is a performing group who fuses folk and contemporary Bengali music (see HYPERLINK "http://www.womex.com/virtual/phat_phish_films_pvt/oikyotaan" for an overview). Mentions that he was the subject of a documentary film entitled Notun Projomner Baul’, or ‘The new generation Baul’.

Lalon Fakir – Culturazzi.org

HYPERLINK "http://culturazzi.org/review/featured/lalon-fakir-bengali-music-personified"

One-page article on Lalon Shah, said to be in this article, a Baul of Bengal from the 18th century.

Narayan Chandra Adhikary and the Bauls of Bengal

HYPERLINK "http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=193475932"

Includes profile, video and mp3 audio examples

The Bauls of Bengal–Narayan Chandra Adhikary—Music of the Heart

HYPERLINK "http://www.baul.it/" http://www.baul.it/

Italian-based website (in English) about Narayan Chandra Adhikary and the Bauls. A description of a educational project entitled “Way of the Wind” is provided on the website.

Paban Das Baul—MySpace.com

HYPERLINK "http://www.myspace.com/pabandasbaul"

Profile of the artist on MySpace. Includes biography, audio examples, and videos.

Paban Das Baul—Artist Direct.com

HYPERLINK "http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/card/0,,568921,00.html"

Profile of artist on ArtistDirect.com. Includes biography, audio examples, and discography.

Paban Das Baul and Sam Mills

HYPERLINK "http://www.realworldusa.com/albumpages/paban/default.html"

One-page with the biographies of Paban Das Baul and Sam Mills, and a description of their collaboration, “Real Sugar”.

Interview with Paban Das Baul with Star Weekend Magazine

HYPERLINK "http://www.thedailystar.net/magazine/2005/01/01/music.htm"

Interview with Paban Das Baul with the magazine from January 7, 2005.

Parvathy Baul

HYPERLINK "http://www.parvathybaul.mimemo.net/"

Website of the singer from West Bengal. Has performed in Bengal and India as well as at international festivals in Europe and at various venues in the United States. She is also an artist and has created woodcut prints. The site has an audio sample with accompanying text in English, reviews, and information about her new CD.

Purna Das Baul Academy

HYPERLINK "http://www.purnadasbaul.org/"

Website of a non-profit organization devoted to Purna Das Baul and the Bauls of Bengal.

Purna Chandra Das Baul –Artist Direct.com

HYPERLINK "http://www.artistdirect.com/nad/music/artist/bio/0,,401995,00.html"

Profile of artist on Artist Direct.com. Includes biography, audio clips accessible directly from the website, and discography.

Interview with Purna Das Baul—Beat of India

HYPERLINK "http://www.beatofindia.com/mainpages/article-purna-1.htm"

One page article of Pallavi Bhattacharya’s interview with Purna Das Baul who relates his experience working with Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger.

The Bengali Bauls: Bengali Bauls at Big Pink

HYPERLINK "http://theband.hiof.no/albums/bengali_bauls_at_big_pink.html"

A page on the website for “The Band,” discussing their encounter with the Bauls, brothers Luxman and Purna Das at Woodstock. They recorded a jam session which was released on LP, entitled Bengali Bauls at Big Pink. Picture of LP album with list of tracks and musicians. Access to a scanned copy of an article from The Telegraph about Bob Dylan’s album, John Wesley Harding (1967) which mentions The Band, engineer/producer Garth Hudson and their relationship to the Bauls.

The Music of the Bauls—Haus der Kulturen der Welt

HYPERLINK "http://archiv.hkw.de/en/programm/tagesprogramm/sacredmusic_bauls/c_index.html"

Archived program from 2003 entitled “The Music of the Bauls” for a Festival of Sacred Music. Lists three contemporary Baul music ensembles: Achin-Pakhi, Oikyotaan, and Anando Gopal Das Baul and Ensemble (Note: I did not find other useful information on the internet about Achin-Pakhi and Anando Gopal Das Baul.)

Rabindranath Tagore

note of interest: when I did a search with “Rabindranath Tagore”, many sites came up but his connection to Bauls or being labeled as “Baul” did not even surface. Only when I typed in “Rabindranath Tagore” AND “Baul” did any sites appear that mention this issue.

lots of single page biographies and pages with Tagore quotations

Rabindranath Tagore – Wikipedia

HYPERLINK "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabindranath_Tagore" Wikipedia article on Rabindranath Tagore. Includes information on his early life, later life, travels, works, political views, impact and legacy, and a partial bibliography of his works.

Rabindranath Tagore – Nobel Prize in Literature 1913

HYPERLINK "http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1913/tagore-bio.html"

Biography from the Nobel Prize website.

Tagore and his India

HYPERLINK "http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/articles/sen/"

Lengthy article by Amartya Sen about Tagore, primarily about Tagore’s own views about the political, economic, cultural and spiritual direction of India, and his impact and influence on the changing image of India by the “West” and Indians themselves.

Rabindranath Tagore Classes

HYPERLINK "http://www.schoolofwisdom.com/tagore-bio.html"

Not a particularly sophisticated website on Tagore but appears to contain some useful information. There is a biography, selected excerpts from Tagore’s Gitanjali, selected quotations from his works, and Tagore’s conversations with Einstein and H.G. Wells (reproduced from The Tagore Reader by Amiya Chakravarty).

The Tagore Issue of Parabaas

HYPERLINK "http://www.parabaas.com/rabindranath/articles/tagore_issue.html"

The purpose of this issue, and the website (as quoted from the site) is: “Parabaas's attempt to host a bi-lingual portal to the diverse literature on Tagore available on the Web as well as to be the central point of a Web-based research project on Tagore.” Intends to publish “essays, criticisms, biographical articles and other items, including satires, caricatures, audio and video files related to Tagore and his work” in either Bengali or English. Has many full-text articles, essays, etc. available about and/or related to Tagore as well as a list of web links (see HYPERLINK "http://www.parabaas.com/rabindranath/articles/RT_links.html" )

Collection of Poems by Rabindranath Tagore

HYPERLINK "http://www.indolink.com/Poetry/tgorIndx.html"

A small collection of Tagore’s poems in English (does not include Bengali versions).

Rabindranath Tagore

HYPERLINK "http://kirjasto.sci.fi/rtagore.htm"

1-page link; contains brief biography. Lists books on Tagore as well as a selected list of works.

Poetry of Tagore – Poetseers.org

HYPERLINK "http://www.poetseers.org/nobel_prize_for_literature/tagore"

Part of a larger website on poetry, the section on Tagore is extensive and includes a selection of his poems in English (no Bengali versions). There are also three articles: a brief biography, Tagore the painter, and a discussion of his introduction to the “West” and his subsequent impact there.

Rabindranath Tagore: Sadhaka of Universal Man, Baul of Infinite Songs

HYPERLINK "http://homepages.udayton.edu/~chattemr/sadhaka.html"

1-page article written by Monish R. Chatterjee that does mention him being sometimes labeled as a “Baul”.

The Writings of Rabindranath Tagore

HYPERLINK "http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/tagore/index.htm"

Part of the website “Internet Sacred Text Archive” containing major works by Tagore translated into English.

Rabindranath Tagore – article in TimeAsia

HYPERLINK "http://www.time.com/time/asia/asia/magazine/1999/990823/tagore1.html"

Article as part of TimeAsia magazine’s Top 100 most influential Asians of the Century from a 1999 issue.

Rabindranath Tagore: The Man and His Poetry, by Basanta Koomar Roy

HYPERLINK "http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=EAxAAAAAIAAJ&dq=rabindranath+tagore&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=kWoCUZPJF2&sig=7ZmZ8gbfHd4kJkrIQdqJAP59VJY&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result"

1915 book on Tagore available in its entirety on Google.

Rabindranath Tagore

HYPERLINK "http://www.geocities.com/n-halder/frame5.htm"

One of the more extensive websites (albeit “no-frills”) on Tagore on the internet. Includes a biography, list of dates, poems and songs. List of links is also useful.

Vedams Books from India – Books by Tagore

HYPERLINK "https://www.vedamsbooks.com/tagore.htm"

A select list of Tagore’s books.

Rabindranath Tagore: A Biographical Study, by Ernest Rhys (MacMillan Company, 1915)

HYPERLINK "http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&id=xcwfAAAAMAAJ&dq=rabindranath+tagore&printsec=frontcover&source=web&ots=dTDmAWbiaZ&sig=T9zjknILFhOgeMDV-HRnbiyIN9M&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=9&ct=result"

1915 book on Tagore available in its entirety on Google.

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) – article by Narmadeshwar Jha

HYPERLINK "http://www.ibe.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/archive/publications/ThinkersPdf/tagoree.PDF"

Extensive article on Tagore originally published in Prospects: the quarterly review of education (Paris, UNESCO: International Bureau of Education), Vol. 24, No. 3/4, 1994, pp. 603-19.

Other

The Bengali Bauls Wow Me in Brooklyn, U.S.A. – in The Blacklisted Journalist (1 Aug 2002)

HYPERLINK "http://www.bigmagic.com/pages/blackj/column95e.html"

Informal article for column, “Retropop Scene” from 2002 about Purna Das and his son, Babukishan Das.

The Bengali Bauls at Big Pink – in The BlackListed Journalist (1 Feb 2004)

HYPERLINK "http://www.blacklistedjournalist.com/column102a.html"

Article for column “Retropop Scene”, reminiscing about the Bauls at Big Pink.

Guide to Allen Ginsberg Papers

HYPERLINK "http://content.cdlib.org/view?docId=tf5c6004hb&chunk.id=did-1.3.1&brand=oac"

A guide to Ginsberg’s papers held at Stanford University. The collection is well-organized into an extensive number of categories. In terms of Ginsberg’s relationship with the Bauls, the collection contains his correspondence with P.C. Das Baul and Purna Das Baul.

Bauls of Bengal: Luxman Baul’s Movie

HYPERLINK "http://southasia.uchicago.edu/videolist.htm#L"

50-minute documentary produced and narrated by Sally Grossman. A copy is available at the South Asia and Area Center at the University of Chicago.

UNESCO

2006-2009 UNESCO funding for the project “Safeguarding of Baul Songs (Bangladesh)”

HYPERLINK "http://www.unesco.emb-japan.go.jp/htm/d_ich_baul.htm"

One-page description of the project’s objectives

UNESCO – Bangladesh – Information related to Intangible Cultural Heritage

HYPERLINK "http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?topic=mp&cp=BD"

Information page on the Bauls and Baul music

Blogs

Baul in New York

HYPERLINK "http://www.baul-in-newyork.com/blog/baulblog.html"

Personal interest blog on a variety of subjects, including Baul music and Baul spirituality.

Jahane Rumi

HYPERLINK "http://www.razarumi.com/2008/09/03/the-sway-of-the-baulsoblivious-minstrels-of-soul/"

Another page from a blog.