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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10 February 2021

What I'm Reading

Have you ever read a book that's so good on your Kindle and realised you wanted to own a physical copy so you could take it down and read it whenever you wanted to, just let it open to a page, let the paper feel of it comfort you like an old security blanket? I love my Kindle. I love its convenience and its memory and its battery life but sometimes, damn, I just want an ACTUAL BOOK, you know? On my Kindle, it doesn't feel real somehow, the fact of the book and so recently, I bought myself two books I remember DEVOURING on my device, to read them more deeply in paperback. Commonwealth is one of those books. It's a family saga which I love and it's one of those "a small thing happens and that leads to repurcussions" like The Slap, but better. It's been a rereading sort of year thus far, but all the books I'm rereading feel new to me. #bookstagram #mrmbookclub #121in2021 #annpatchett #commonwealth

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