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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26 January 2022

What I'm Reading

What better way to learn German than via kids books, eh? Set out by myself this evening to buy these DDR-era books off an old man who spoke no English so my broken German had to do. "How old is your son or daughter?" he asked me and I laughed and said they were for me. Then he showed me allllll the other thousands of books in boxes he wanted to get rid of. "Next year when your German is good enough, you can take these," he said. From his lips to the language gods' ears. He was selling them for €1 each so of course I bought five. From left, clockwise: The Giraffe, Emma Longlegs, Little Grandmother Goodwoman and her pets, The Small Ugly Bird, The Wonder Pills and The Myths of Mother Goose. Already cracked them open with my trusty dictionary app (Leo) so this will be fun. #bookstagram #learninggerman #mrmbookclub #kidsbooksforgrownups

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