Sanal Mohan is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University. He was a Visiting Faculty Associate at the Centre for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania, USA in 2011. His current areas of research interest include colonial modernity, social movements and questions of identity, Dalit Movements and Christianity in India. He is the author of the book Modernity of Slavery: Struggles Against Caste Inequality in Colonial Kerala. He has published several research studies and articles.