Remains from factory towns in coastal Andhra: Nagaluvancha
The factory at Nagaluvancha is noted by Brennig in his 'The Textile Trade of Seventeenth-Century Northern Coromandel: A Study of a Pre-Modern Asian Export Industry,' (Ph.D. diss., University of Wisconsin, 1975). Today the village of Nagaluvancha, far from the road that connects Hyderabad to the coast, hosts a small, crumbling fort. If this is what remains of the seventeenth-century Dutch factory, that fact is unknown to the inhabitants, and the fort itself carries no indications of it being such. Yet the isolation of this locale from contemporary regular trade routes hints at its one-time situation as a lonely Dutch outpost, mid way between Masulipatam and Hyderabad, used for the collection, storage and trade of textiles from the area.