Dinesan Vadakkiniyil currently holds the position of director of the Kerala Council for Historical Research. Prior to his current role, he served as the Director, School of Social Science, Mahatma Gandhi University. He has his Ph.D. from the University of Bergen, Norway. He is the recipient of a research grant from ICSSR and the research awardee of UGC. Contributes scholarly articles in both English and Malayalam. "Anushtanam Kaalam Samooham: Theyyathe Aadharamaakki Chila Anweshanangal," "Islamum Keralavum: Samskaram Rashtreeyam," and "Aarude Keralam" are the three books published.