chapter  2
Place goods
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The merit of good as an identity is that unlike a historical monument or a landscape feature which is fixed to a site, a place good takes the virtue of place far and wide and yet keeps its bond with place alive. This chapter presents an overview of consumer goods such as tea, Muga silk, Coorg orange, Alleppey cardamom and Appemidi mango in India. A place is a nest of different elements of the land, water, soil, sunshine, wind, plants and animals and is a lot more inextricably woven by ways, means and modes of people. The place acquires a single identity that of the producer of a distinctive good. Firozabad is known as the capital of bangles, Bhadohi the carpet city, Vazhakulam the pineapple city, Bhagalpur the silk city, Kannur the land of looms, Moradabad the peetalnagri or brass town and Hyderabad as the city of pearls.