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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6 October 2020

What I'm Reading


Working my way through 19th century novels at a great clip. Did I say Trollope was not for me in an earlier post? HOW WRONG I WAS! Tbf, I began with The Way We Live Now, which is one of his ATYPICAL masterpieces. I wanted to try typical. I wanted to see how Trollope-y Trollope could be. I wanted to read the most popular Trollope book there was, his Pride and Prejudice, his Little Women. Which is this oddly specific book about church politics which I know nothing about and about the people affected by church politics which was delicious and delightful and so funny! Actually it's not very MUCH about church politics so let your eyes sort of skim those sections as you get back to hating Mr Slope, a man whose face resembles beef... But not of the best quality. I'm so sold, I'm going to get the rest in his Barchester series, but you can read them stand alone and out of order like I did here. #anthonytrollope #barchestertowers #bookstagram #mrmbookclub #120in2020

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