Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das has preserved this lineage, no one else ever mentioned any of this or remembered. Babu Kishan is the only one who has documented all, so if you plan on using any information from this blog, please state where you got it from and give credit.
Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul worked on both of these movies as an assistant to the director, Hansaraj and Tagari.
You saw if here first, you did not do the research or the documentation. No poaching or taking the names off.
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The movie is a twist on Purna Das Baul's life.
Note. they are dressed 60's style but it was more like the 1940's, this is a movie about Purna Das Bauls life coming to Kolkata at a very early age, his struggles and bringing Baul out of the village to the world.
There is a film called Tagari 1985, about BabuKishan's aunt, Radharani Dasi. Babu kishan was involved in both movies. This is the oldest living lineage of Baul, there is no comparison with any of the new Bauls who are making up stories about lineages ect.. these made up lineage do not exist it is all story. They are singing songs from this lineage, therefore they come from this lineage or they are singing Bangladeshi folk songs, and that is not Baul
Why I say this is because the Bauls dress like this lineage, they sing the songs of this lineage, to make up stories on Baul at this point is a ruining a tradition that is almost extinct.
There were so many people wandering around Bengal and they all were lumped together as Baul and this is not so. Baul is different from Fakir, Sai, Aula, Shah, Dervish are NOT Baul.
Baul is Das Baul, Dasi Baul and anybody with the name Das Baul comes out of this lineage ONLY. There is not any other lineage, there is only people (Baul singers) who make up lineages using everything from this lineage.
Das Baul and Dasi are Vaishnava and only come from this lineage.
They are not Fakir, Sai, Aula, or Dervish those are Sufi., they are NOT Baul.
Baul accepted Sufi not the other way around, sufi does not necessarily accept Baul. Sufi is Sufi.
Baul is Baul and just because they accepted others, feeding people does not mean they became those people, they accepted and just because a random person says they are Baul does not mean they are?
A Baul accepts everybody, it is not necessarily so with Sufi, you do not often see a Sufi singing songs of Krishna and Radha talking about Krishna and Radha and Hinduism but you will see a Baul talking about Sufi, Christianity, Buddhism...
Baul is based on Indian Philosophy, not Islam, it is based on the Bhagavad Gita.. and is as old as the Bhagavad Gita.