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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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22 August 2017

Today in Photo

WiFi down all morning, so I'm using that as an excuse to read (and post to Instagram.) As though I need one. But I wanted to recommend this book almost as soon as I started to read it. Just now, a single passage made me almost start to cry but I don't want you to think it's a heavy read for all that. Untouchable is lightly written, the point of view of a young "untouchable" man and one day of his life. It's deeply moving and sadly as relevant today as it was when Mulk Raj Anand first wrote it in 1935. #bookstagram #150in2017 #mrmbookclub #nowreading

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