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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10 May 2017

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Two female centred dystopian reads this week. Re-reading The Handmaid's Tale for a piece I'm doing and it's helping me put into words my thoughts about Prayaag's novel too, which I read in one glorious burst this past week, almost like a fever dream, the hot summer he describes actually outside my window. All of his future India world is something that could actually happen which is what makes dystopia such an addictive read, it's right there, it's right in front of us, everything we do is heading in that direction. Only I wish Leila had been longer which is basically a compliment. :) Read read, you'll love. #bookstagram #150in2017 #mrmbookclub

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