Sangamithra Iyer

SANGAMITHRA IYER, writer, Brooklyn, New York, will travel to London, United Kingdom and Yangon/Mandalay, Burma (Myanmar), to research historical documents of Burma in the 1930s and witness current conditions to inform a creative nonfiction book project, Divining Water, which blends memoir, family history, and reportage.  Iyer’s project looks at the parallels between her work as a writer and engineer with her paternal grandfather, a civil engineer and water diviner who was active in the Freedom Movement in India.

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