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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9 January 2016

Today in Photo

It's time to launch #SplitTheBook and we decided to go the party way. Join me for a karaoke evening at Raasta HKV on Tuesday in Delhi! We'll drink, we'll sing, we'll talk Noor Khan Rai who is my favourite heroine. You're going to love her. #bookstagram #bookparty

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  1. Hi, Long time blog reader. Excellent Book. So much better than your first 2 -no loose ends, very engaging read - very good Young adult novel - i liked the language, loved that you kept it clean considering that YAs might read it, great that you dealt with divorce and din't have anyone in the book cringing over it. I got the kindle version.

  2. Now reading your short-story book - liked the first one very much already!


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