Bharuch cemetery 1989

In the 1980s Martine Wolff and 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.

I visited there in 1989 and I found hardly anything left of the fence. Houses built by an Indian housing company were encroaching the old Dutch cemetery just outside Bharuch (Gujarat).

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Dutch tombs in Bharuch in 1989

 

The only tomb there starts showing cracks.

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Revisit 30 years later

When I revisited 30 years later I did not recognize the site as the Dutch cemetery. See Bharuch revisited in 2019.

 


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