Nivedita Menon is an Indian author and professor, best known for raising slogans against India in March 2016 during the protests at JNU over the Kashmir conflict.
Nivedita Menon was born in 1958.age 64 years; by 2022) in Mumbai. He attended Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi and earned his bachelor’s degree. He also has a Ph.D degree.
Hair Color: salt and pepper
Eye Colour: Black
parents and siblings
Nivedita’s brother is Dilip Menon, a historian at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, and her sister is Pramada Menon, a former co-founder and director of CREE.
husband and children
Nivedita is divorced and has a child.
In 2009, Nivedita joined the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and began teaching at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi. He taught at Delhi University’s Department of Political Science for seven years and at Lady Shri Ram College for 15 years before joining JNU.
On 12 March 2016, BJP student wing leader and Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) joint secretary Saurabh Sharma filed a complaint against Nivedita for making ‘anti-national’ remarks during a lecture at JNU. Nationalism. In his lectures, he questioned the Indian state in providing human rights excesses in Jammu and Kashmir and Nagaland. A complaint was lodged against Nivedita at the Vasant Kunj police station in New Delhi. A news channel showed an edited video of her lecture and said that she was trying to molest JNU students. In the video he said,
The Hindu society is the most violent of the rooted violent society in the world.”
In 1994, Nivedita won the AK Ramanujan Award for translation from Hindi and Malayalam to English.
Facts / Trivia
- He is also known as ‘Nivi’ by many of his students.
- She replaced beauty pageants at Delhi University with freshers talent contests in the University of Delhi in the 1980s as beauty pageants were heavily criticized at that time.
- In an interview, she said that she learned about sexuality and politics by reading the work of global feminists such as Betty Friedenan, Germaine Greer and Gloria Steinem.
- Nivedita has written and edited several books about feminism and politics, including Recovering Subversion: Feminist Politics Beyond the Law (2004).
- In 2012, a book titled ‘Seeing Like a Feminist’ written by him gained immense popularity due to the fury against the Delhi gang rape.
- Nivedita has written many articles, but one of her articles that garnered much praise was based on 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.
- In the film ‘The Kashmir Files’, released in 2022, Nivedita’s character was named Radhika Menon, a JNU professor who instigates her student to ‘fight for Kashmir’s independence’ and the role was played by actress Pallavi Joshi. had painted.
- She is also called a feminist writer because many of her articles are based 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 gave his opinion about why girls are blamed for wearing short clothes and raping. 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. ,