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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17 November 2015

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What I've been reading. Clockwise from top: 1) Book Of Unknown Americans will make you cry. A specially good read with today's refugee crisis being what it is. Granted this is about immigrants to the US but it touches on similar themes of loneliness and alienation. 2) Stasiland is one of the best pieces of non fiction I've ever read. Anna Funder talks to people who lived through the Berlin Wall. Powerful crazy read. 3) Longbourne is Pride And Prejudice from the view of the servant's hall and it's every bit as good as the premise. 4) Mythology by Edith Hamilton is an ongoing read, part of my Read A Book About A Country In That Country list. Amazing. That and Bullfinch (free on Gutenberg!) has me covered. #nowreading #bookstagram

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