In the 1980s the Stichting Cultuurgeschiedenis Nederlanders Overzee (CNO) tried to preserve the Indian Dutch shared heritage. Unfortunately CNO bankrupted over the making of a museum in Adams Hall in Cochin. Here in Bharuch, north of Surat, CNO in 1987 financed a fence around the old Dutch cemetery there.

In 1989  there was hardly anything left of the fence. House built by an Indian housing company were encroaching the old Dutch cemetery just outside Bharuch (Gujarat).


Dutch tombs in Bharuch in 1989


The only tomb there starts showing cracks.


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