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However, in the past two decades or so the ASI, a government organization, responding to the appeal of countless heritage/monument lovers, is seriously taking steps to repair and restore the most important heritage sites back to old glory so that the next generation of our people will understand the actual history of the country.
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Two centuries have gone by since the Dutch formally ceded their settlements to the British, Chinsurah, close to Kolkata, once a Dutch settlement, is devoid of solid heritage sites that would prove its old glory. The Embassy of the Netherlands is embarking on certain heritage projects to highlight and preserve the importance of Chinsurah for both the Netherlands and India. The Dutch cemetery of Chinsurah is quite well-known and it has 190 Dutch and British tombs. Unfortunately, the Dutch legacy is unknown to the world and it needs to be brought to light. There are stories about women's education in India, the Dutch general who fought in the Maratha army, etc. The university website covers a brief history of the Dutch cemetery, Dutch buildings, the well known Dutch in this town of Chinsurah, etc. Of great help to the Dutch is the full list of the tombs in the cemetery and its map,
Now being maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, the cemetery was once relocated and now every grave has a tombstone upon it. The list includes the names of Dutch governors but also those of European missionaries, the English painter, William Hodges and William Carey. The city of Cochin, Kerala and the Tarangampadi, Tamil Nadu are some of the other Dutch settlements.