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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9 August 2022

What I'm Reading

Second time reading this book, but I don't remember anything about the first time only that I was twenty pages in, idly, and then suddenly sat up and thought, "Wow this is really good." On my second go, I lingered, so I can tell you more: Romy Hall is sentenced to life without parole, the book unfolds in prison, all of it, Romy's thoughts mainly but then other people come crowding in. The Mars Room is where she used to work as a stripper in the outside world, which also contains her small son. That kind of book. RIYL Orange Is The New Black, obviously but more meditative, less story of the week. Also Handmaid's Tale. #bookstagram #mrmbookclub #100in2022 #themarsroom #rachelkushner

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