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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15 February 2016

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Just finished reading Eating India by Chitrita Banerjee which I had very high hopes for and which turned out to be.. okay. Everything she ate through India as an NRI had to be turned into a paean on Bengali food, which I have nothing against but then the book should have been described as "eating India as a Bengali." no surprises that the author is a Bengali food expert but I wish she had dug deeper. Now going very very far away with The Once And Future King which is based on the legend of King Arthur and which I scored this gorgeous hardbound collector's edition of. It features among its delightful characters, a talking owl named Achilles so I'm already fathoms deep in love with it even though it's hard on the wrists when you're lying down in bed. #nowreading #250in2016 #readingchallenge #bookstagram

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