About the Book
I Have A Dream consists of 20 engrossing tales ofpeople who have dedicated their lives for the good ofthe society. Beginning with the birth and educationof these people, their childhood, and the strugglesand success of their journey, Rashmi Bansal offers acomprehensive coverage of their lives. Segregatedinto three sections, the book divides the people intothree types, the Rainmakers, the Changemakers andthe Spiritual Capitalists.
The first part is dedicated to the Rainmakers. Theseare the entrepreneurs who earn profits from theirwork, even though profit is not their sole motive. Ithas stories like Caste Away, Rags to Riches, BeyondProfit, Weave the People, and Move the Mountains.The second part is dedicated to the Changemakers,who have strived hard to bring about a positivechange in others lives. The Scientific Socialist, TheNaked Truth, The Art of War, The Girl in the Mirror,Inner Engineering, and Into that Heaven of Freedomare some of the stories in this section.
The third section is titled Spiritual Capitalists andrelates to those entrepreneurs who have blendedspiritualism with common welfare. It consists ofstories like All in the Family, Lead Kindly Light andSoul Food. From India’s first rural BPO to eco-tourism and solar lightings, from Micro-VentureFunding to Sulabh Shauchalayas, the book hasstories of prominent personalities like Harish Hande,Dhruv Lakra, Arvind Kejriwal, Shreesh Jadhav,and Bindeshwar Pathak. These people with theirbig dreams and compelling passion have madea significant difference in the lives of many acrossIndia. Bansal, in her wonderful book, pays tributeto these innovative entrepreneurs who continue toinspire many others.
I Have a Dream has won acclaim since its publicationin 2011. The book was on the shortlist for TheEconomist Crossword Popular Award in 2012.
About the Author
Rashmi Bansal is a popular and youngentrepreneur, author and a youth expert. Shehas also written Stay Hungry Stay Foolish,Follow Every Rainbow, Connect the Dots, andPoor Little Rich Slum.
An alumnus of Sophia College, Mumbai, and IIMAhmedabad, she is also the consulting editorfor Cracking Careers, a television show and hasbeen a guest lecturer at many colleges. Rashmihas five bestsellers to her credit today. Bansalalso has a popular blog called Youth Curry thatoffers advice on careers and entrepreneurship.Her works have been translated into 8 differentlanguages.