Eleanor Zelliot (October 7, 1926 – June 5, 2016) was an American writer, retired professor of Carleton College and specialist on the history of India, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, women of Asia, Untouchables, and social movements.
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. She was one of the most prominent writers on Dalits of India.
Zelliot died on June 5, 2016, in Minnesota.