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Tithi Bhattacharya and Bill V. Mullen

Interview with Achin Vanaik on the Indian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and India-Palestine Solidarity

[Congress party candidate Shashi Tharoor appears on a poster next to late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. “Can this man be anti-Palestinian?” the caption reads. Palestine is an issue in Kerala's election and Tharoor has been accused of being pro-Israel. Photo by Ranjit Bhaskar

In September 2010, a landmark conference titled “A Just Peace for Palestine” held in New Delhi, India ended with a clear call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel as a strategy for realizing justice for Palestinians. The conference was co-organized by the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the Committee for Solidarity with Palestine, the All India Peace and Solidarity Organization, and the recently established Indian Campaign for the Academic ...

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Tithi Bhattacharya and Bill V. Mullen

 

Tithi Bhattacharya is a professor of South Asian History at Purdue University, author of The Sentinels of Culture: Class, Education, and the Colonial Intellectual in Bengal (Oxford University Press, 2005) and a long time activist for Palestinian justice. She is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review.  Her writing has appeared in Electronic Intifada, Mondoweiss, Jacobin and other publications.  

Bill V. Mullen is a professor of American Studies at Purdue University. He is the author of Un-American: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Century of World Revolution (forthcoming Temple University Press) and is on the national advisory board for the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (USACBI).  His writing has appeared in Electronic Intifada, Jacobin, Social Text and other publications.