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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22 July 2021

What I'm Reading

Maybe it's a family trait to be obsessed with the airline industry. I have three close family members who are pilots (including @akritisbookpage) and I've been reading books about flying since I was a teenager. (coffee, tea or me was a favourite, I remember) Err.. This is not that kind of book. In fact, if you're a pilot, you should probably stay away, because it's really frightening. Came across it because the NYT did an interview with the author, a flight attendant who wrote the book during red eye flights on cocktail napkins. The premise? A pilot is told that someone will kill his family if he doesn't crash the plane. Ahhhhhh 😳😳 It reads like the movie it will eventually become. Read only if you're a confident flyer and enjoy what if scenarios. #bookstagram #mrmbookclub #121in2021 #falling #tjnewman

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