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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1 April 2017

Today in Photo

Last night we made bread. Here it is, the crowning glory of my domestic achievements. Like in Louisa May Alcott's Eight Cousins, where the orphaned Rose learns those pinnacles of housewifeliness: bread and buttonholes. It's not very beautiful, our bread, but it tastes divine; yeasty and rich, the rye flour is dense, the crust is crisp, the insides just soft enough and I just had a slice this morning for breakfast and everyone should have fresh bread. It makes you feel so self sufficient to make it yourself, like a pioneer or something. And to repeat one of the few German phrases my language app has taught me: das brot ist lecker. #domesticgoddess #baking #smug

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