Dr. Sanal Mohan is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He was formerly a Fellow in History at CSSS Calcutta, Charles Wallace India Fellow in History, SOAS, University of London. He also worked as Honorary Research Associate, Social Anthropology Programme, Massey University, New Zealand.
His thesis, “Imagining Equality: Modernity and Social Transformation of Lower Castes in Colonial Kerala,” analyses Prathyaksha Raksah Daiva Sabha, one of the religious and social movements of Dalits in the early twentieth century. He has published research articles on the discourses and practices of the movement. He combines history and ethnography in his research. His areas of research interest include colonial modernity, social movements and questions of identity, Dalit Movements and Christianity in India. Currently he is engaged in the history of Dalit movements in Kerala, India.