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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15 April 2008
You know summer's here when...
Love me wordlessly.
Love me with hot moistness under a noisy fan.
Love me so that I am without language, without communicating.
Love me so I am silent.
Love me so I am loud.
Love me at the pit of my belly and the dent of my back.
Love me into knots.
Love me into a straight line, toes unfurled.
Love me with Blake and Eliot and cummings.
Love me especially with cummings.
Love me so that I forget.
Love me so that I remember.
Love me into you, crawled into the space between your lungs, beating.
Love me into smoke, vapours, thin air.
Love me into thick air and fire, so I explode into flames.
(And a little later today, the first (and perhaps the only!) installment of I Can Give People Advice. Stay tuned.)