BACSA has around 1000 members, of whom the majority live in the UK and a significant number in South Asia.  Most individual members have family or other personal ties with South Asia, or are interested in its history during the last three hundred years.  Associate members include historical and genealogical societies, libraries and museums, regimental associations, and companies active in South Asia,

If you have a family link with South Asia, or are interested in the area’s built heritage and the European contribution to South Asia’s history, we encourage you to join us.


The annual subscription for individual members is £20 for those with a UK mailing address, and £25 for those with a mailing address outside the UK.  Life membership is £500, regardless of location.

Annual membership is also available at the same rates to Corporate members – societies, universities, companies, etc.

Annual subscriptions are due immediately on application and on each anniversary thereafter.

Gift Aid (if applicable)

Individual members who pay UK income tax and/or capital gains tax can help BACSA further, without cost to themselves, by completing and signing a Gift Aid declaration.  This will remain in force for any further subscriptions or donations until cancelled in writing by the member.

Data Protection

To enable us to satisfy the requirements of the General Data Protection Act please tick the two boxes, either on the online Data Protection form or on the paper Gift Aid & Data Protection form.

View our Data Protection & Privacy Notice

How to Join Online

This is the easiest method for us, and we hope for you.  Just click on one of the three tabs above and follow the instructions.

How to Join by Post

If you would rather not join online you can apply by post. Please download, print and complete the relevant forms:

Please send the Membership Application and GA & DP forms to BACSA, Endene, Upton Bishop, Ross-On-Wye HR9 7UE, UK

Please send the Standing Order form to your bank and confirm to us that you have done so.

If you cannot pay by Standing Order via a UK bank, or have any other queries, please contact the Honorary Membership Secretary at