Ecology and Proletarianisation: Increasing Need for Attention


  • Anil Kumar Vaddiraju Centre for Political Institutions, Governance and Development, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru


Ecology, pauperization, developing countries, agriculture


This brief article argues three points with an illustrative case study: a) proletarianisation is  increasingly also caused by ecological reasons; b) this is significant for India from regions such as Telangana, Bundelkhand, to Vidarbha and many other parts ; c) this phenomenon of ecology induced proletarianisation is however indirectly owing to accumulation of capital  on global scale. The article also argues that this phenomenon affects agriculture in the global South far more adversely.


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How to Cite

Vaddiraju, A. K. (2018). Ecology and Proletarianisation: Increasing Need for Attention. SOCIALSCI JOURNAL, 2, 147-151. Retrieved from



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