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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21 January 2021

What I'm Reading


Have you read Melissa Bank? She hasn't written a new book in years which is very sad but the two she has (The Girl's Guide To Hunting And Fishing and this one) remain old favourites that I read over and over again. Unimaginative people might call her chick lit, after all each novel features a young woman looking for love, but they are so much more, especially this one. Young Sophie navigates friendship, her siblings, a job she doesn't really care about (though she wants to) as well as her Jewish identity to find what she's looking for: herself. This is one of the smartest and funniest (in an observational humour way not so much lol) books I've ever read, perhaps that's why I keep going back to Melissa, over and over again. She reminds me of Curtis Sittenfeld (another fav) so that's high enough praise for some of you. Everyone else, get on it! #oldfavourites #mrmbookclub #bookstagram #melissabank #thewonderspot

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