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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8 February 2017

Today in Photo

Trip to Bombay for Bombay-ey things and I thought I'd get myself in the Bollywood mood by reading the two most recent star autobiographies (Karan Johar and Rishi Kapoor). An Unsuitable Boy is the least self aware memoir I've ever read, illustrating all that is wrong with Bollywood ("my dad was so sad that his rakhee sisters didn't give me the award") ("so hurt that Kareena asked for more money, how dare she") ("why should I make movies about poor people? Don't rich people have problems too?") and yet, and yet, if you read it straight through it'll teach you more about the ins and outs of the Indian film industry than anything else, I think, just by examining a privileged person. Also hugely entertaining even while you're rolling your eyes. #150in2017 #bookstagram #nowreading #mrmbookclub

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