- 464 Decio
- Ph.D., Princeton University
- Time Period(s)
- Economic & History of Capitalism, Empires & Colonialism, Political
- Asia, Global
Nikhil Menon is a historian of modern South Asia. His research focuses on of twentieth-century India, particularly histories of democracy, development, and diplomacy in independent India.
He is currently working on a book project exploring the ways in which postcolonial India deployed cultural diplomacy and sought global relevance through soft power.
Menon co-edited The Postcolonial Moment in South and Southeast Asia (Bloomsbury, 2018). His academic writing has appeared in journals such as the Journal of the History of Ideas, Modern Asian Studies, the Indian Economic and Social History Review, and History Compass. He has also written for a public audience in BBC News, The Indian Express, The Hindu, and The Times of India among others.