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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11 March 2016

Today in Photo

Argh. I feel like Sisyphus. On the bright side, there is a growing pile of books waiting for new owners. This might take a while though. #aroomofonesown #bookstagram #shelfie

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  1. Oh my god.. This looks lovely. Pretty colors. I love the excitement of filling shelves with books. :) Have a tiny room at my place just for books and its my fav place to be. :) Can't afford to have a big reading room in Bangalore.. :(


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