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Grameen Social Business Model: A Manifesto for Proletariat Revolution Paperback – June 29, 2011
About the Author
Yunus visited Rashidul Bari on May 17, 2010, at the City College of New York, where he serves as a vice president of its student government. Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, in 1979, exactly 100 years after Albert Einstein, Rashidul Bari, as a child, watched the political depths of despair in which his country was drowning due to corruption. He began writing fiction, poetry, songs, and columns as a hobby. His hobby turned into his self-expression of the injustices he saw among his own Bengali people. His fermentation as a writer led him to become one the most regarded composers in Bengali literature. Bari is currently 31 years old and has published 25 books to date, including five books on Yunus' life and work. His best seller Muhammad Yunus: The Saint, which was adapted into a film and telecast on Channel -i, promoting the message that microcredit and income have a positive linear relationship because income tends to increase when the poor have been granted access to social business organizations, such as Grameen Bank. Although being a writer seemed to be the obvious goal for Bari, he wanted to be part of a bigger movement. For Bari, students have always been the catalysts of political history, like during the Vietnam War or the Civil Rights movement in the United States. Bari has been asked to speak at many lecture events, especially those that affect the political atmosphere in Bangladesh. In September 2007, he had the honor of sharing the podium at Columbia University with key-note speaker Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, former Head of the Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, in a discussion revolving around the political future of Bangladesh. Bari received a bachelor's degree in political science from York College and a master's degree in political science from Brooklyn College. Currently, he is pursuing a second honors degree in economics from the City College of New York where he serves as a vice president