D. Venkateswarlu, Sri Venkat
The paper examines the relationship between poverty, social inequality and development in Indian context. Several studies and scholars established relation between poverty and social inequality. The paper highlights the same and attempts to relate both these with different opportunities for access to development. The upper castes, especially the dominant castes, and particularly the richer segments of them, who dominate every major political party in the country, have established a nexus over avenues of development and garner the fruits of the same. Consequently, the lower castes continue to be deprived and underdeveloped. The development itself is thus skewed. The impact of globalization is analyzed from the perspective of its impact on the lower castes and poorer sections of the people. The paper also suggests some ways to come out of such unequal setting.