Baij Nath Puri

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Prof. Baij Nath Puri (B. N. Puri) (born 25 January 1916) is a historian from India. He completed M. Lit. and D. Phil from Oxford University.[1] He is vice-president and member of the International Board of Editors for the history of Civilizations in Central Asia at the UNESCO, and remained President of Indian History Congress (Guwahati Session). He has also been Professor and Head of the Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture at the Lucknow University and later a Professor Emeritus.[1]


Some of his published works are:[2][3]

  • India as described by early Greek writers. Indian Press, 1939.
  • Indian History: A Review. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1960.
  • India in classical Greek writings. New Order Book Co., 1963.
  • India under the Kushanas. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1965.
  • Cities of ancient India. Meenakshi Prakashan, 1966.
  • Studies in Early History and Administration in Assam. Department of Publication, Gauhati University, 1968.
  • India in the times of Patanjali. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1968.
  • A Study of Indian History. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1971.
  • A Social, Cultural, and Economic History of India, Vol. 1, with Pran Nath Chopra and Manmath Nath Das. Macmillan India, 1974.
  • History of Indian Administration: Vol. 2 Medieval period. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 1975.
  • Buddhism in Central Asia, Motilal Banarsidass, 2000. ISBN 81-208-0372-8.
  • The History of the Gurjara-Pratiharas
  • Some aspects of the evolution of Indian administration. Indian Institute of Public Administration, 1980.
  • The Changing Horizon. Print House (India), 1986. ISBN 8185009198.
  • The Khatris, a socio-cultural study. M.N. Publishers and Distributors, 1988.
  • The Indian freedom struggle: a survey, (1857-1947). M.N. Publishers and Distributors, 1988.
  • Secularism in Indian ethos. Atma Ram & Sons, 1990. ISBN 8170431441.


  1. ^ a b Baij Nath Puri (1987). Buddhism In Central Asia. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. ISBN 8120803728. 
  2. ^ Baij Nath Puri Open Library
  3. ^ Puri, Baij Nath WorldCat.
  • Sarva Daman Singh (1996). Culture Through the Ages: Prof. B.N. Puri Felicitation Volume. Agam Kala Prakashan. ISBN 817320019X.