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 June 2018

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What I've been reading recently: 1) Chasing Redbird is excellent because Sharon Creech is excellent, one of the best YA writers of all time, especially read her Walk Two Moons. 2) Surprised by how much I liked Shotgun Lovesongs, the story of four friends from a small town in Wisconsin where one friend is basically Bon Iver. But, in a book about four men and their friendship my favourite bits were the one about with the lone female perspective which was very well done. 3) Currently reading Brat Farrar and I adore Josephine Tey for her mystery novels that are really novels about real people doing real things, the mystery is secondary. So good! 4) Finally the bummer: did not enjoy The Past as much as I thought I would, I didn't care about the people or the story and I made myself finish it but eh, it struck me as a lot of words there just for the sake of them not because they added anything to the book. But mostly I've been winning with my reading choices! #bookstagram #158in2018 #mrmbookclub #nowreading

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