Banerjea, Pramathanath

Banerjea, Pramathanath

 

Born 1879; died 1964. Indian economist and public figure. Graduated from college in Calcutta and from the London School of Economics; awarded the degree of doctor of sciences.

Starting in 1905, Banerjea served as a professor in a number of schools in Calcutta. In 1920 he became professor of economics at the University of Calcutta. He served for a long time as president of the Indian Economics Society. From 1937 to 1943 he was in the Bengali civil service. He wrote a number of works on questions of the independent development of the Indian economy and works of historical research of the country’s financial system.

WORKS

A Study of Indian Economics. London, 1911. Eighth edition: Calcutta, 1957.
Public Administration in Ancient India. London, 1916.
Fiscal Policy in India. London, 1922.
Indian Finance in the Days of the Company. London, 1928.
A History of Indian Taxation. London, 1930.

V. G. SARYCHEV

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