Sentinels of Culture: Class, Education and the Colonial Intellectual in Bengal, Oxford University Press, 2005.
Sentinels of Culture was published by Oxford University Press in 2005. The book looks at the co-constitutive relationship between processes of class formation and nation formation. The book focuses on a very specific aspect of the Bengali middle class’s social history: their obsessive preoccupation with culture and education Reviews.
Essays in Edited Volumes
The volume explores how the British rule and colonial constructions of identity affected the Indians. It studies the impact of colonialism on Indian identity from the point of view that emphasizes disjunctures as much as continuities. Chapter eight in this volume, by Tithi Bhattacharya, is concerned with interrogating the relationship between the actual social composition of the 'bhadralok' [in Bengal] and its perceived identity.
Focusing on the complicity of Israeli universities in maintaining the occupation of Palestine, and on the repression of academic and political freedom for Palestinians, Against Apartheid, powerfully explains why scholars and students throughout the world should refuse to do business with Israeli institutions. Chapter 23 in the volume by Tithi Bhattacharya and Bill V. Mullen traces the relationship between zionism and neoliberalism.