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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6 March 2022

What I'm Reading

I reallyyyy enjoyed this twisty dark book. We begin when a woman is asked by a researcher to give an account of her aunt's life, an aunt who has been hanged for murder. We go back and forth through time, strange family dynamics, siblings and the parent-child relationship, all unfolding during WWII, so if you've been keeping track of my reading, you know it checks all my boxes. A Dark-Adapted Eye is my first Barbara Vine, Ruth Rendell writing under a pseudonym and I read it all in three days (it's very long so will take a while!) Give it a go if you're in the mood for strange people, which should be your forever mood to be honest. It starts slowly but I think that's part of what makes it so brilliant. #bookstagram #mrmbookclub #100in2022 #ruthrendell #barbaravine #adarkadaptedeye

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