May 2011

Volume 49, Number 5
Contents of the online edition

Focus: Political History Today

In Memoriam

 May 2011

The cover of the print version shows landless dalits (oppressed castes) demonstrating in Salem, Tamil Nadu, India, in favor of land reforms. December 2005 photograph by P. Goutham, © THE HINDU. Reproduced with permission. The weaving of dalit politics into India’s (and of humanity’s) political history is discussed in two of the essays in this thematically focused issue of Perspectives on History.