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 October 2015

Today in Photo

My laptop is not turning on AGAIN *takes deep breaths* and the repair man (who has not only wasted a chunk of my time, but also has taken a lot of my money) is off today *deep breath deep breath* I need to start writing again *counts to ten* All in all, a shitty way to start a morning. However, cleaning out my bookshelves to refrain from a full on meltdown has once more led to a book I didn't realise I had. I love Pather Panchali (the book, I haven't seen the film) and I just begun this collection of short stories by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay. Plus the new Caravan arrived yesterday and it's VERY good. Especially the gay India 1990s story (Google it). #nowreading #bookstagram

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  1. I'm quite interested in the book in the background of M.S.Can you tell me where you bought it from. I did look/research online but couldn't find anything.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Don't remember where I bought it, but it's definitely published in India if that helps

  3. Now that I look at it more closely, it looks like a monthly magazine and not really a book.Is it?


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