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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2 December 2015

Today in Photo

Hello from the Penguin Random House office! Here I am in the front lobby and obviously I had to get a selfie of what I was greeted by! It's so pretty, each time I see it I want to pet it. #bookstagram #marketing101

via Instagram


  1. There was a book I'd read from School Library.. the splitting image of Nancy Brown. Was about a teenage girl, coming to know of her parents' upcoming divorce and how she deals with it and life after. The book 'Split' seems too similar. Is it?

  2. Are you talking about It's Not The End Of The World by Judy Blume? There are books written about the theme of divorce before obviously, but all are different--I mean, it's like saying "i read a book about love, is yours similar?". If you're curious, read it :)


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