The 86th Village

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About the Author

Sena Desai Gopal is a journalist specializing in science and medicine, food, and travel. She was born and raised in India and now lives in Boston with her husband and two children. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, Modern Farmer, and The Times of India, among others. She holds master's degrees in Environmental Science from India, Tropical Agricultural and Environmental Science from England, and Science and Medical Journalism from the United States. Sena herself is from a small village in southern India, doomed to submerge in the backwaters of one of India's biggest dam projects - The Upper Krishna Project. Her family has lived in the village for 18 generations and she grew up on stories of its residents and a fair dose of dam politics. Her father was one of the people who fought for and forced the government to fairly compensate the people who will lose their livelihoods and property because of the dam. Sena can be found at and on Twitter at @senadesaigopal