Mrs. Manju Jain is a moving spirit behind the Indian Journal of Asian Affairs. Though not equipped with high academic degrees, she is an insightful analyst of current issues of global and regional significance. She is a great philanthropist who is always ready to extend the hand of help to every needy who comes into her contact. The IJAA could not have seen the day of the light and attained international repute had Mrs. Jain not come forward in contributing her savings to the launch of this research periodical. Hers is an immense contribution towards promoting studies in international relations—a much neglected field in Indian colleges and universities. This is how the IJAA was born.