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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24 November 2021

Today in Photo

The second of my new bookish t-shirts celebrates my favourite twins in literature: Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, identical in every way, where Elizabeth is the Id and Jessica is the Ego and all their adventures stem from there. We used to swap our SVHs back and forth so I read them out of order, but always with the same breathless attention. One knew one was an Elizabeth somehow but how one longed to be a Jessica, just for once. Teamed here with a skirt I've had since I was 17 (which has gone from fitting loosely at my hips to a high waist) and those custom boots I was telling you about in my stories. #sweetvalleyhigh #literarytees #elizabethwakefield #jessicawakefield #whatiworetoday

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