Kishori Saran Lal (1920–2002) was an Indian historian. He wrote many historical books, mainly on medieval India. He obtained his master's degree in 1941 at the University of Allahabad. In 1945 he obtained his D.Phil. with a dissertation on the history of the Khaljis. This dissertation formed the basis for his book "History of the Khaljis". He started his career as a Lecturer of History in the Allahabad University, though he served in this position only for a brief period. In 2001 he was appointed chairman of the Indian Council for Historical Research (ICHR).