The Equiano Centre


Shapurji Nasarwanji Buchia

Architecture student

Shapurji Nasarwanji Buchia studied at University College, London from 1919 to 1923. Born in 1888, Buchia was from India, lived in Tardeo, Bombay. At UCL Buchia studied Architecture in the Faculty of Arts, specialising in design work. Whilst a student, Buchia resided at the Indian Students' Union and Hostel of the YMCA, at Keppel Street, its original location before moving to Gower Street in 1923. During the interwar period hundreds of Indian students resided at the Indian Students' Union and Hostel and it was a venue for students to meet and socialise as it had a restaurant and planned a public programme putting on lectures and performances in addition to running the journal Indus.


UCL Student Registration Form, UCL Record Office.