My latest book is The One Who Swam With The Fishes.

"A mesmerizing account of the well-known story of Matsyagandha ... and her transformation from fisherman’s daughter to Satyavati, Santanu’s royal consort and the Mother/Progenitor of the Kuru clan." - Hindustan Times

"Themes of fate, morality and power overlay a subtle and essential feminism to make this lyrical book a must-read. If this is Madhavan’s first book in the Girls from the Mahabharata series, there is much to look forward to in the months to come." - Open Magazine

"A gleeful dollop of Blytonian magic ... Reddy Madhavan is also able to tackle some fairly sensitive subjects such as identity, the love of and karmic ties with parents, adoption, the first sexual encounter, loneliness, and my favourite, feminist rage." - Scroll



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16 February 2019

11 February 2019

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#Repost @minnareads which you should totally follow for book reviews! • • • • • Some lit fest friends. So excited to read these! #bookstagram #mrmbookclub #170in2019 #nowreading#Repost @minnareads • • • • •

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Today's lit fest look is my Birthday Dress, another from the tailor, a copy of a maxi dress I have, which I had him make into a midi. Off to discuss mythologies! #whatiworetoday

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10 February 2019

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Off to sit on two panels today at @blfguwahati! Here's my new dress, fresh off the tailor's table. I gave him a photo and asked him to make me this vintage look with this printed silk. I love it. #whatiworetoday

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9 February 2019

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So far, so impressed with how pretty Guwahati is. But I haven't reached city centre yet, so don't know if it's going to live up to up in the sky promise. #traveldiary

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8 February 2019

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The cats killed a gecko and K took many close up photos of it. I like this one of its feet specially, because you can see the way they stick to the wall. I've never looked at a gecko's feet before. #natureisamazing

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5 February 2019

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Long time no #whatiworetoday posts, but winter has left me grey and uninspired, trying to put on as many layers as possible, which is not a very sexy look. Dare I hope the temperature is getting warmer? Still layering, but down to only two! (not including coat, of course) Was tidying up my cupboard today to make room for some new Tailor Skillz and found this older shirt dress, which keeps popping buttons in distracting way for the summer. In the winter though, over a poloneck and jeans, it's kinda perfect.

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3 February 2019

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My week of JOMO. So cold, I'm living in this very warm bathrobe (📸 by K) #delhidiary #cozy

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2 February 2019

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Meta-morphizing this Saturday. Arpita Singh retrospective at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art #delhidiary

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