Prof. Baij Nath Puri (B. N. Puri) (born 26 January 1916, died 1996) was a historian from India. He completed M. Lit. and D.Phil. from Oxford University. He was vice-president and member of the International Board of Editors for the history of Civilizations in Central Asia at UNESCO, and remained President of the Indian History Congress (Guwahati Session). He was also Professor and Head of the Department of Ancient Indian History and Culture at Lucknow University and later a Professor Emeritus.