Eleanor Zelliot

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Eleanor Zelliot

Eleanor Zelliot (October 7, 1926 – June 5, 2016) was an American writer, retired professor of Carleton College[1][2] and specialist on the history of India, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, women of Asia, Untouchables, and social movements.[3][4][5]

Zelliot wrote over eighty articles and edited three books on the movement among Untouchables in India led by B.R. Ambedkar, on saint-poets of the medieval period, and on the current Ambedkar-inspired Buddhist movement. She was one of the most prominent writers on Dalits of India.[6]

Zelliot died on June 5, 2016, in Minnesota.[7][8]



  1. ^ "Eleanor Zelliot". carleton.edu. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ Teltumbde, Anand, A teacher and a chronicer: Eleanor Zelliot introduced Ambedkar and the Dalit movement to the West, Indian Express, June 27, 2016
  3. ^ ""AMBEDKAR, B.R." BY ELEANOR ZELLIOT". www.anti-caste.org. Archived from the original on November 4, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Eleanor Zelliot (Carleton College)". www.columbia.edu/. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ambedkar's World". www.navayana.org. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Wear it Parsi style". Tribune. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/128695/eleanor-zelliot-1926-2106
  8. ^ Gaikwad, Rahi (June 7, 2016). Amerikan Ambedkar scholar passes away in Minnesota, The Hindu
  9. ^ Ramanathan, Suguna (April 29, 2013). "A good story of a great life". The Hindu. Retrieved July 4, 2013.