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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23 January 2022

Today in Photo

Finally some art on our walls! The living room feels a little less bare (had to remove the carpet because it was just a dust and cat hair magnet and I was sneezing all over the place.) The first picture is actually from the first exhibition we attended in Berlin, last July. It was about English speaking writers in Berlin in the 20s and 30s and was really well laid out, lots of sound installations and a thumbnail portrait of Berlin at the time (very gay.) I kept the pamphlet they gave me at the door because I suddenly had this vision of framing it and hanging it up in a future flat. It says "Happy In Berlin?" and that seemed like a good omen, that and the connection to other writers who have lived in this city over the decades. The second picture is a painting by K's mother and I chose it from her collection because I liked the blues and the reds which is slowly emerging as the "colour scheme" we have for this room. With yellow. And grey. #settlingin #houseproud #berlinna

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