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(mə'sələpŭt`nəm), or


(bŭn`dər), city (1991 pop. 159,110), Andhra Pradesh state, E central India, a port on the Bay of Bengal. In the 17th cent. it was a center of French, British, and Dutch trade. It has a carpet-weaving industry; other products include rice, oilseed, and scientific instruments. The town is a district administrative headquarters, a railroad terminus, and an educational center.
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Founded in 1600, the English East India Company shared its early years with the Scientific Revolution, and by 1662, when the Royal Society of London was founded, the Company had trading bases at a number of strategic places in India, including Surat, Madras and Masulipatam.
William Methwold, who served as an agent for the English East India Company at Masulipatam (Masulipatnam) between 1618 and 1622, explained that this superiority derived from: "a plant which growth only in this country (Golconda), called by them Chay, which dyeth and stayeth a perfect red, with them in as great account as scarlet with us.
Letter from Masulipatam Factors dated October 25, 1634, in William Foster (ed.