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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23 September 2016

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I don't read a lot of non fiction unless it's memoir or nature writing and this absolutely brilliant book combines both. Charles Foster asked himself what it was like to be an animal and studies them, not from a distance but by lying in a hole and crawling around on his hands and knees (as a badger), spending hours in a river (as an otter) and so on. In between his experiments are meditations on the creatures themselves and it all sounds so fun (despite being so arduous) that I'm tempted to do a cat's eye view of the world myself. #nowreading #mrmbookclub #200in2016 #bookstagram #monthingoa #traveldiary

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