About the Author
A renowned economist, Prof. J.J. Anjaria (1908-70) co-authored the classic text on Indian agricultural economics, The Indian Rural Problem. He was edu-cated at Bombay University and the London School of Economics. After teaching at Poona and Bombay Universities, he joined the Reserve Bank of India, and was a staff member of the International Mone-tary Fund soon after its founding. Work on India’s first Five Year Plan brought him to the Planning Commission in 1950. Subsequently, he served as Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance and as Executive Director for India at the Interna-tional Monetary Fund. He returned to the Reserve Bank of India as Deputy Governor in 1967. He was awarded Padma Shri in 1957 and elected Hon. Fellow of the London School of Economics in 1968.