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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26 September 2018

Today in Photo


Not my best selfie work, but this is what I wore yesterday for a book launch at Bikaner House. Separates: silk top with a high collar and an ikat printed skirt. A present from my aunt in Hyderabad, which she gave me with two other things when I was getting married so I'm delighting in calling this part of my trousseau. Such a great word! Comes from the French word for "bundle" which is what, I imagine, the bride carried with her to her new house. My bundles were mostly inside my head, but I've let a lot of them go free. #whatiworetoday

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