Nikhil Menon is an assistant professor of history and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Notre Dame, specializing in the history of modern South Asia and the intellectual and political history of 20th century India. He is a faculty fellow at both the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.
His publications include the journal article “‘Fancy Calculating Machine’: Computers and Planning in Independent India” in Modern Asian Studies (2018); edited volume The Postcolonial Moment in South and Southeast Asia, co-edited with Gyan Prakash and Michael Laffan (Bloomsbury, 2018); and “‘Help the Plan—Help Yourself’: Making India Plan-Conscious,” in Gyan Prakash, Michael Laffan, and Nikhil Menon (eds.), a chapter in The Postcolonial Moment in South and Southeast Asia (Bloomsbury, 2018).
He earned a PhD and MA in history from Princeton University. He also earned a MPhil in modern Indian history from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and a MA and BA in history from the University of Delhi.
- 2020 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences from the American Institute for Indian Studies, for book manuscript Planning Democracy: India's Cold War Experiment
Menon Publishes Award-Winning Book on Democracy in India
Apr 14, 2022
Congratulations to Kellogg Faculty Fellow Nikhil Menon, assistant professor in the Department of History, whose book "Planning Democracy: Modern India's Quest for Development" was published last month by Cambridge University Press.
Menon Honored by American Institute for Indian Studies for Book
May 15, 2020
Faculty Fellow Nikhil Menon has been awarded the 2020 Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences from the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) for his book manuscript Planning Democracy: India’s Cold War Experiment.