Baul Dress (GUDURI designed only by Babu Kishan aka Krishnendu Das Baul in 1970's.
PICTURES ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!!
Before the MID 1970's, no Bauls wore this dress, they all followed this dress because all Bauls always followed 'Purna Das Baul' and before him his father 'Nabani Das Khyapa Baul', there are no mistakes here.
There are so many sweet hearted village Bengali's that follow Baul, so innocent and we have loved them to follow us, this is to clear up some of the people who are changing the narrative and making up stories for a long time now. When the lineage holder is away, the younger people have not got a clue and if it looks exotic it must be real, duping westerners is not cool.
Babu has always encouraged and supported other, that is why he recorded, preserved and encouraged all to follow Baul. He just did not expect what is going on today, with a few ruining it for everybody making up lineages, stories and using every thing from his lineage but taking his name off.
BABU KISHAN'S DESIGN - film and for his Dad's travels around the world. Purna Das Baul had been traveling world wide since the 1950's and all over India as a state Singer for Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi. Nabani Das Khyapa Baul was a state singer for Nehru during the freedom Movement. It works like this, this lineage are the pied pipers of gathering people through their song and Vaishnava Baul Kirtan.
NABANI DAS KHYAPA BAUL - MIRROR OF THE SKY - HOW THIS LINEAGE DRESSED BEFORE THE NEW DESIGN BY BABU KISHAN - NOTICE NABANI STYLE EKATARA BAYA (DRUM) THAT IS NABANI'S STYLE ONLY, ALL FOLLOW HIM
Nabani Das Khyapa Baul style, Nabani was an adept Siddha Baul Avadhut. ALL BAULS FOLLOWED NABANI.
Babu Kishan in traditional lineage Baul style,
Before Nabani Das Khyapa Baul no Bauls, used Ektara, Baya (hand drum) and Nupoor (ankle Bells).
When you see anybody, any Baul using these instruments they are following Nabani Das Baul. It does not matter who they are and guaranteed they are singing the songs from this Lineage or many sing Bengali folk songs, not even Baul songs.
If you see any Baul use a dotara they are following Radharani's husband Gopal Das Baul, he is the first to use the Dotara in the 1940's he was the son of the Pujari of the Ekachakra Mandir in Ekachakra and disciple of Nabani who married him to his daughter Radharani.
This lineage sings Baul songs and Baul Kirtan and all Vaishnava Baul songs and kirtan come from this Lineage and have always come from this Lineage. This is the Lineage of Nityananda of Ekachakra, Nabani and Purna Das Baul all come from Ekachakra Birbhum.
There is not other Lineage.
BABU KISHAN ALSO, INTRODUCED THIS STYLE IN A BENGALI FILM CALLED TAGORI AND HE MADE A NEW DESIGN FOR WOMEN BAUL WORN BY SANDHI ROY IN TAGORI. NOW BAUL WOMEN COPY THAT STYLE TOO.
TOGORI IS A STORY ON HIS AUNT RADHARANI. TODAY'S WOMEN BAULS COPY THE STYLE FROM THE MOVIE TAGORI (1980) ISH.
HISTORICAL.This is Babu Kishan'S own designed patchwork quilt style he developed in the 1970's for his Dad 'Purna Das Baul' and as you can see below all Bauls follow this lineage in Dress, Dotara and Ektara, Baya and Nupur. I wonder what Nabani would have thought. Babu Kishan thinks it is great, but tell the truth, don't copy everything, follow what they do and then take their names off and make up stories??? Do not make up Lineages and cheat people.
This Guy say's he had played with Bob Dylan and all the people that Babu Kishan hung out with ?? He is no more, but he followed this family and Babu knew him. He had nothing to do with Bob Dylan.
WOMEN BAUL SINGER WEARING THE TAGORI (MOVIE) STYLE DRESS THAT BABU KISHAN DESIGNED For THE MOVIE TAGORI on his Aunt Radharani.