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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2 September 2015

Today in Photo

Since my laptop was the unfortunate victim of a coffee spill (sob sob) I'm drowning my sorrows in the printed word. Finished The Devotion Of Suspect X which many of you recommended, then had a No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency morning and afternoon & now moving on to Nisha Da Cunha's short stories. The back cover describes her as one of India's finest short story writers, which makes me wonder why I've never heard of her before. Two pages into the first story and it is golden. My hoarding instincts which lead to lots of unread books languishing (sometimes so forgotten that I buy a second copy) have paid off. #nowreading #bookstagram

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1 comment:

  1. Glad to have sampled some of what you are reading via your entertaining Today in Photo series! :) Have put some of these in my own to-read list, which is getting longer and longer.


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