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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13 March 2017

Today in Photo


Deadline done, spending the rest of my very quiet Holi reading in the last of the dappled spring sunshine. Book of choice is The Yard which is a dark cold setting, London right after Jack The Ripper was caught, a new force created at Scotland Yard and a new murderer to be found. Detective stories are my favourite. #nowreading #bookstagram #150in2017 #mrmbookclub

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