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By Muhammad Yunus

This booklet is an autobiographical account of the founding father of the Grameen financial institution, Muhammad Yunus. This paintings is a basic rethinking of the commercial courting among the wealthy and the negative, in addition to their rights and responsibilities.

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He said. A ceiling fan turned slowly overhead. Mosquitoes buzzed. His orderly brought tea. ’ ‘You are a very respected man, many call you “the conscience of the nation”. ’ ‘A call to the nation and its leadership to act with full might to end the starvation. ’ ‘Yunus, you’re passionate on this. ’ ‘But I am only an economics professor. ’ The more I insisted that he was the perfect man to jolt the country and bring national attention to bear on this terrible famine, the more he encouraged me to write it.

Our letter started a chain reaction. A series of such calls poured from other universities and other public bodies that had not spoken out against the famine in the country. I now focused on the task of unlearning theory, and on learning instead from the real world. I did not have to travel miles to find the real world. It was just outside the doors of the classrooms. It was everywhere except inside the classroom. 8 Farming: The Three-Share Farm Experiment, 1974-76 The famine of 1974 focused all my efforts on farming.

He didn’t know me, but the crisis had brought all us Bengalis together. We were suddenly one big family. Until midnight we tried to monitor every single radio station in the world on Zillur’s giant short-wave radio. Every one of us showed off our great skill in taming the radio, and interpreting strange languages around the world. Between the news items we ate all kinds of delicious food continuously supplied by Zillur’s American wife Joanne, while we speculated on what might have happened to Sheikh Mujib.

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