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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7 April 2022

What I'm Reading

I have a Delhi book club and we've been meeting for many years. I love this group, this practice because while at the end it becomes wine and gossip, we do read such interesting things and there's always so much to say even if (especially if!) you hated the book. We - - a rather truncated group of four who met yesterday--all loved this book though, the story of a 13th century noble woman sent to an abbey as a political move and her rise to power within it. Lauren Groff writes so well, fluid yet staccato that reading one of her books is like slipping into music. Then too, I'm fascinated by books about nuns, the politics! The prayer! A good read. #laurengroff #matrix #bookstagram #mrmbookclub #100in2022

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