Kanhaiya Kumar rose to fame after a series of dramatic events took place in JNU. The much talked media sensation of India Kanhaiya Kumar arrives for the third edition of Kerala Literature Festival happening on the beach of Kozhikode from 8th February 2018.
Kanhaiya is a former President of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union. He is also a leader of the All India Students Federation (AISF), the student wing of the Communist Party of India (CPI).
Kanhaiya’s arrest soon snowballed into a major political controversy and has drawn sharp reactions from opposition parties, teachers, students and academics. Students at Jawaharlal Nehru University went on strike over Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest, effectively paralysing the University.