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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18 January 2016

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Books about books have been a favourite genre since my best friend and I read Ex Libris by Anne Fadiman at 16 (& found the phrase "toasted mostly" so charming, we texted it to each other as shorthand.) Have been looking forward to Nilanjana Roy's The Girl Who Ate Books as a result, because the conversations Nilanjana and I have had about books have always been vastly entertaining. I'm not disappointed: this is my childhood in books as well, and every adult who was a child clamouring for more stories will love it. (there's memories of grown up reading too, but I haven't reached that far.) Read, therefore, and recognise yourself. #nowreading #250in2016 #readingchallenge #bookstagram

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