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"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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12 July 2017

Today in Photo

Rainy day here in Berlin and between meeting friends we've holed ourselves up at a cafe in Prenzlauer with hot chocolate and this amazing book. Got on to Elizabeth Jane Howard after reading an article in the Guardian where Hilary Mantel said she was her favourite writer. Hilary being one of the writers I would like to one day BE, I took the recommendation seriously. What a delight. Marking Time is book two of the Cazalet Chronicles quartet about an English family before, during and after the war. Gentle plots but sharply observed characters, it's the kind of book which would have made a big noise if a man had written it but is largely underground thanks to the gender of the author. I insist you read her. #bookstagram #150in2017 #mrmbookclub #nowreading #berlin

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