Tithi Bhattacharya

Tithi Bhattacharya is Associate Professor of South Asian history at Purdue University.[1] She is a prominent Marxist feminist and one of the national organizers of the International Women's Strike on March 8, 2017.[2] Bhattacharya is a vocal advocate of Palestinian rights and Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). She is one of the authors of Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto, which ties feminism to other modes of struggle, including anti-racism and anti-capitalism. On the topic of gender Bhattacharya has written the book The Sentinels of Culture, which developed from her dissertation on the British-educated middle class in 19th-century Kolkata.[3][1] She has also written on the politics of Islamophobia and women in Islam.

In March 2022, Bhattacharya was one of 151 international feminists to sign Feminist Resistance Against War: A Manifesto, in solidarity with the Feminist Anti-War Resistance initiated by Russian feminists after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Tithi Bhattacharya". Purdue College of Liberal Arts. Purdue University. Retrieved 2021-02-28.
  2. ^ "Women of America: we're going on strike. Join us so Trump will see our power". The Guardian. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  3. ^ Kumar, Nita (1 April 2007). "Tithi Bhattacharya. The Sentinels of Culture: Class, Education, and the Colonial Intellectual in Bengal (1848–85). New York: Oxford University Press. 2005. Pp. xiii, 272. $35.00Reviews of BooksAsia". The American Historical Review. 112 (2): 483–484. doi:10.1086/ahr.112.2.483. ISSN 0002-8762. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Feminist Resistance Against War: A Manifesto". Specter Journal. 17 March 2022. Retrieved 31 March 2022.