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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3 October 2004
A Personal Statement
But, let it also be said, that I expect nothing beyond, perhaps, a little walking around in my shoes. A little realisation of where I am, the baggage that has created behind me, the scariness of being newly single and not knowing what to do. I can't play games.
Maybe two months down the line I will be able to compromise my essential honesty, that I've been so used to, even taken for granted that whoever I was doing whatever with, would appreciate the honesty and repay it in kind.
Till then... what? I mean, am I supposed to lead a nun-like existance, not seeing anyone, not dating anyone, because heaven forbid, they "get the wrong idea"? I hate this whole get-the-wrong-idea concept anyway. You can only get the wrong idea about someone else if you want to. The other person definitely isn't shoving their misconceptions down your throat.
Aargh, this is a ranting post. But it needs to be said. It needs to get off my chest. There are times when I wish I was the author of my life, reaching with a huge eraser to wipe out things I didn't like or didn't need, re-writing stuff that I wanted changed.
A little lesson, dah-links, when writing your own life, always use a pencil.