Narayan Shastri Dravid (b. 1923) is an eminent philosopher well versed in both Indian and Western traditions 0f philosophy. He was trained in Navya-Nyaya by stalwarts like the late Panditaraja Rajesvara Sastri and his pupil, the late Harirama Sastri. He studied Buddhism and western philosophy at Banaras Hindu University. He was awarded the Ph. D. degree for his work on 'Nyaya Epistemology'. He taught philosophy at Nagpur University for more than two decades. He also worked as a visiting Professor at the University of Hawai, USA, for a couple of years. Professor Dravid was a Fellow at the Indian Council of Philosophical Research and also at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. He has published a large number of scholarly papers in reputed Journals in English, Hindi and Marathi. His publications include Nyayakusumanjali (in two volumes) of Udayanacara. At present Professor Dravid is engaged in preparing a critical and comprehensive English rendering of Dharmakiriti's Pramanavarttika.