BACSA receives generous donations every year, both financial and in kind.  The majority are from members, but non-members also contribute.  We receive reports and photographs of cemeteries visited, and donations for help in locating a relative’s grave.  Every issue of Chowkidar carries reviews of books, some of whose authors have donated amounts to BACSA for every copy of their book sold.  Some people have given their time to do a particular task for the Association, for example reviewing a book for Chowkidar. Although not all donors can be listed, every donation is received with gratitude to further BACSA’s work.  Among the donors in 2016 were:

Financial donations
Mr & Mrs Z Cama
The Inchcape Foundation
Mr James Pyke
Mr Adrian Steger
Lady Wade-Gery
The M St J Way Charitable Trust
Many Life and Annual Members

Cemetery reports and photographs
Dr William Crawley, Delhi
Mr Derek Dowey, Meerut and Wellington
Mr Paul Gelardi, Shimoga and Poona
Mr Charles Hickie, Mussoorie and Benares
Mrs Lesley Hills, Kotagiri, Nilgiris
Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones, Lucknow, Calcutta and Delhi
Mrs Ruth Maxwell, Mussoorie
Mr Gerald Napier, Hissar
Mrs Phillida Purvis, South India
Dr Ian Radford, Burma
Mrs A Underwood, Simla, Calcutta and Agra
Dr Patrick Wheeler, Indonesia
Ms C Whitcomb, Mussoorie
Mr N Woodroffe, Burma
Mrs V Young, India

Donations in kind
Book reviewers for ‘Chowkidar’
Mr John Randall
Mr Barry Renfrew for his talk at the General Meeting in October

Bacsa is pleased to announce

Reconsidering the Raj- Lecture Series

A series of five lectures presented by Bacsa in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Research.  Learn more>


Can you help?

Please explore this site, and if you feel you would like to support our work by becoming a member go to the membership page.

Bacsa also needs members willing to act as Area Representatives, that is people willing to act as a link between local people in their area seeking grants and the Bacsa Executive Committee.  The Area Rep is the channel of communication between the grant recipients and the Executive Committee.  Areas can be large or small depending on how much the Are Rep feels able to take on.

Or if you do not want a long term commitment please consider making a one off donation.


Can we help you?

Many European graves in India have been destroyed, but many remain.  If you have an ancestor who died in Indi,a BACSA can try to locate their grave for you.