Eleanor Zelliot was born on October 7, 1926, and died on June 5, 2016.
She was an American writer, retired professor of Carleton College and specialist on the History of India, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, women of Asia, Untouchables, social movements.
Eleanor Zelliot wrote over eighty articles and edited three books on the movement among Untouchables in India led by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, on saint-poets of the medieval period, and on the current Ambedkar-inspired Buddhist movement.
Eleanor Zelliot was one of the most prominent writers on Dalits of India.
She died in Minnesota.
Eleanor Zelliot passed away at 89 yrs old.