Bengali Folklore
Folk Music
Folk Theatre
Traditionally, kabials were mostly hindus and they derived their materials from the hindu mythology and way of life. The muslim folk equivalent of the Kabial tradition is known as Jarigaan. The muslim folk poets were inspired by life and times of prophet Mohammed and his disciples, and their themes were based on subject matters dwelling more on the Islamic folk heroes and religious beliefs. It was not uncommon, however, to find hindu and muslim kabials, and more frequently rival hindu kabials, providing excellent theosophical explanations of the differences between the believers of either religion and their eventual unity in diversity.