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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27 August 2017

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#repost @shreyabookblogger • • • #sundaybookpost #boooreview: The One Who Swam With The Fishes by Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan Rating: 4.5*/5 I've always believed that Mahabharata was fought by great men but it was always women who were running the show, whether it is Satyavati or Draupadi. The story of the book goes back to the beginning of Mahabharata when in a quaint fishing village, Matsyagandhi was staying and was pondering over her life. Unwelcomed and alienated by her family, she used to dream of a different life. And her fate nodded in her direction and made her Satyavati, the queen of King Shantanu. Although I have read about Satyavati before, in The One Who Swam With The Fishes, Meenakshi Reddy has twisted the incidents in a beautiful way. The incidents in Satyavati's life which made her the queen, I read them with deep interest with a fresh take. A new life is given to the character by Meenakshi and now I'll be looking forward to read more about girls of the Mahabharata. Goes without saying, this one is a must read! ❤️ QOTD: Which is your favourite woman character from Mahabharata? Mine is Draupadi ❤️ @ig.reads @decemberschild @bookstagramfeatures @bookstagramindiafeatures @bookish.features @bestbookgrams @bookstr_ @bookriot @harpercollinsin @bookstagramretweet #bookreviews #bookblogger #bibliophile #bookstagram #bookstagrammers #bookstagramindia #booksofinstagram #instabooks #booklove #bookgasm #delhibookblogger #indianbookblogger #books

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