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This dependency on the estates, with their monopoly over drainage facilities, housing, and good land, continued to proletarianize a substantial proportion of the Indian workforce even while it allowed them to diversify their activities into rice growing and the production of other provisions.
Recent research has challenged these rigid models from several angles and historians now recognize that the process of industrial transformation did not always proletarianize workers nor create a homogeneous working class with a unified labor agenda.
Monopoly capitalism emiserates increasingly larger portions of the working class and proletarianizes the lower strata of the petty bourgeoisie, degrades workers' skills and competency in the quest for higher productivity, and organizes family and community life on the basis of its most effective exploitability.