Marital Status: Divorced
Age: 64 Years
Some lesser known facts about Nivedita Menon
- Nivedita Menon is an Indian author and professor, best known for raising anti-national slogans during protests over the Kashmir conflict at JNU in March 2016.
- In 2009, he began teaching at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi. Before starting to work at Jawaharlal Nehru University, she taught for seven years at the Department of Political Science, Delhi University and 15 years at Lady Shri Ram College.
- In the 1980s, when Delhi University witnessed protests against beauty pageants, they replaced it with a freshers talent contest at the university.
- In an interview, she talked about how she learned about issues of sexuality and politics. She said she was influenced by the work of global feminists such as Betty Friednan, Germaine Greer and Gloria Steinem.
- She has written and edited several books about feminism and politics, including Recovering Subversion: Feminist Politics Beyond the Law (2004).
- In 2012, when there were protests against the Delhi gang rape, she released a book titled ‘Seeing Like a Feminist’ which gained immense popularity.
- On 18 October 2016, he wrote an article in a newspaper in which he criticized the Uniform Civil Code (UCC). In the article, she wrote,
The issue of Uniform Civil Code has nothing to do with gender justice. It is completely aligned with the Hindu nationalist agenda of ‘disciplining’ the Muslims.
- A film named ‘The Kashmir Files’ was released in 2022. In the film, actress Pallavi Joshi played the role of Nivedita Menon, but her character’s name in the film was Radhika Menon, a JNU professor who instigates her student to fight for ‘freedom of Kashmir’.
- She has written various articles on feminism and gender equality. Some of them include ‘Feminism about women?,’ ‘The Anti-Corruption Movement and the Left,’ ‘The National Situation After,’ and ‘Radical Resistance and Political Violence Today.’
- In an interview, he told why people blame girls’ dress for rape. He said,
The notion of choice is not sufficient to answer this because such freedom of choice is always exercised within strict limits that are non-negotiable – class, race, caste and gender-based. Women do make choices but not under circumstances of their own making. And often, women make choices that go against idealistic feminist values. Here, we see a contrast between the two core beliefs of feminism – a belief in women’s autonomy versus the hegemony of core values that constrain the freedom to choose. ,