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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29 January 2016

Today in Photo

Staying at Tom's Jungle Lodge in Bandhavgarh which despite its name, has truly stunning rooms. Each is a cottage and features only my most favourite architectural feature: a window seat. Sitting in ours, listening to birds and reading Angela Brazil, who I somehow never got around to reading when I was the right age for it. Schoolgirl stories are some of my favourite kind, and Angela's heroines are all of the haw haw upper class variety which is of endless fascination to me thanks to Downton Abbey. Schoolgirl stories is also why I begged to be sent to boarding school, however that experience was sadly not at all like an English school in the 20s, much to my regret. #nowreading #250in2016 #readingchallenge #bookstagram

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