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Banker to the Poor: The Autobiography of Muhammad Yunus Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 6, Expanding Beyond Jobra into Tangail Summary

Muhammad Yunus
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Chapter 6, Expanding Beyond Jobra into Tangail Summary and Analysis

In 1977 Yunus joins his parents for the feast of Ramadan. His father spends most of the time paying the religious tax which means helping the needy. His father has built a huge house named Niribili which has eight apartments for his brothers. They spend the Eid in their usual traditional way. They visit the village where Yunus was born and the men pray in an open field with the imam. After visiting the cemetery and paying the tax to the poor, they spend the day visiting relatives.

Yunus relates an incident that occurs in 1977 when he is visiting a bank in Dhaka. A banking official who is an acquaintance of his begins chastising him for hiding in the ivory towers of academia instead of doing something for the country. Yunus explains his experiments at Jobra...

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