Eleanor Zelliot

Eleanor Zelliot (1926–2016), in the 1960s, pioneered the study of the dalit movement in India. She was Laird Bell Professor of History (1969–97) at Carleton College, Minnesota. She has written over eighty articles and edited three books on the dalit movement, on saint-poets of the medieval period, on dalit literature, and on the Ambedkar-inspired Buddhist movement. She is the author of Ambedkar’s World, From Untouchable to Dalit: Essays on the Ambedkar Movement and Untouchable Saints: An Indian Phenomenon.