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Divya Dwivedi

Divya Dwivedi is an accomplished Indian philosopher, author, and academic. She works as an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, where she teaches ontology, metaphysics, literature, and philosophy of politics. She studies two types of philosophy – deconstruction and post-metaphysics.

Wiki/Biography

Divya Dwivedi was born in 1981 (age 42 Years; as of 2023) in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. After completing her school education, she joined Lady Shri Ram College in Delhi to attain a Bachelor’s degree in Arts. She then earned a Master of Arts degree at St. Stephen’s College in Delhi. After that, she obtained an M.Phil degree from the University of Delhi, and later, she completed her doctorate at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. [1]IIT, Delhi

Physical Appearance

Hair Colour: Brown

Eye Colour: Black

Divya Dwivedi

Family

Parents & Siblings

Her father, Rakesh Dwivedi, is a senior lawyer in the Supreme Court of India.

Divya Dwivedi's father, Rakesh Dwivedi

Divya Dwivedi’s father, Rakesh Dwivedi

Her mother, Sunitha Dwivedi, is a freelance writer.

Divya Dwivedi's mother, Sunitha Dwivedi

Divya Dwivedi’s mother, Sunitha Dwivedi

Husband

She is unmarried.

Other Relatives

Her paternal grandfather, S. N. Dwivedi, was a judge at the Supreme Court of India.

Divya Dwivedi's grandfather, S N Dwivedi

Divya Dwivedi’s grandfather, S N Dwivedi

Her maternal grandfather, Raj Mangal Pande, was a minister in the Union Government of India.

Divya Dwivedi's maternal grandfather, Raj Mangal Pande

Divya Dwivedi’s maternal grandfather, Raj Mangal Pande

Career

In 2003, Divya Dwivedi joined Saint Stephen’s College at Delhi University and began working as an assistant professor on an ad-hoc basis. She then served as an adjunct faculty in the Department of English at Delhi University from January 2011 to April 2012. In 2013-14, she was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Fictionality Studies, Aarhus University in Denmark. In June 2017, Divya Dwivedi was elected as a member of the committee on Literary Theory at the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA). In 2022, she was elected as an executive council member of the International Society for the Study of Narrative (ISSN).

Literary Works

Divya Dwivedi co-edited the books “Public Sphere from Outside the West” in 2015 and “Narratology and Ideology: Negotiating Context, Form and Theory in Postcolonial Texts” in 2018.

The cover of the book 'Narratology and Ideology - Negotiating Context, Form and Theory in Postcolonial Texts' (2018)

The cover of the book ‘Narratology and Ideology – Negotiating Context, Form and Theory in Postcolonial Texts’ (2018)

She co-authored a book titled “Gandhi and Philosophy: On Theological Anti-Politics” in 2019.

The cover of the book 'Gandhi and Philosophy- On Theological Anti-Politics'

The cover of the book ‘Gandhi and Philosophy- On Theological Anti-Politics’

In 2022, Divya Dwivedi edited a book titled “Virality of Evil.”

The cover of the book Virality of Evil (2022)

The cover of the book Virality of Evil (2022)

She is the editor and co-founder of the international multilingual journal “Philosophy World Democracy.”

A snip of one of the articles from Philosophy World Democracy journal

A snip of one of the articles from Philosophy World Democracy journal

Her work on psychoanalysis helps to understand how psychology, mass thinking, and politics are connected.

Controversies

Remarks on Hinduism during the G20 Summit (2023)

In 2023, Divya Dwivedi sparked controversy when she talked about Hinduism during the ongoing G20 Summit in Delhi in a conversation with a French news channel, France 24. She stated that the future of India would be without Hinduism, which upset many social media users. In her interview, Divya Dwivedi said that there were two kinds of India – one with a caste system that oppressed many people, and the other, a future India without caste oppression and Hinduism, waiting to be seen by the world. [2]The Free Press Journal

Facts/Trivia

  • Her research areas include Philosophy of Literature, Philosophy of Psychoanalysis, Literary Theory and Criticism, Formal inquiry into fictionality, Critical Philosophy of Caste and Race, Political thought of Gandhi, Political Cartoons, and Novels of O V Vijayan.
  • In 2022, Divya Dwivedi was a fellow at the Archives Husserl, École Normale Supérieure, Paris.
  • According to Dwivedi, philosophy is a tool to challenge the status quo and should be linked to politics. She disagrees with labelling one’s philosophy and believes that postcolonial theory and Hindu nationalism both support the upper caste in India. She advocates for the destruction of the caste system in India for true equality to happen.
  • Divya Dwivedi has been featured in several international interviews including “The proletariat are all those who are denied the collective faculty of imagination at ILNA,” “Interview with Divya Dwivedi at Unesco,” “#ELLEVoices: Divya Dwivedi On How She Is #ImaginingTheWorldToBe in Elle Magazine,” and “A French-style revolution alone can help India recover from its current caste stasis, says Prof Dwivedi with Asian Lite.”

    Divya Dwivedi while attending a conference

    Divya Dwivedi while attending a conference

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