Ajay and the Mumbai Sun

Ajay and the Mumbai Sun

Paperback Published on: 07/04/2022
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Ajay and the Mumbai Sun
Journalism, Justice and Cricket!
Set among the slums of Mumbai, this struck a perfect balance between immersing us in another culture and place, highlighting social injustices, and being a... READ MORE
Rachael at Altrincham
Ajay and the Mumbai Sun
I am delighted!!
Loved this book! Ajay is a plucky underdog full of determination and excitement. I loved watching him fulfil his dream and was genuinely swept up by the st... READ MORE
Toni at Enfield Crown Road


Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2023 Younger Readers Shortlist A high-stakes adventure story full of heart from debut author Varsha Shah. Abandoned on the Mumbai railways, Ajay has grown up with nothing but a burning wish to be a journalist. Finding an abandoned printing press, he and his friends Saif, Vinod, Yasmin and Jai create their own newspaper: The Mumbai Sun. As they hunt down stories for their paper, the children uncover corruption, fight for justice and battle to save their slum from bulldozers. But against some of the most powerful forces in the city, can Ajay and his friends really succeed in bringing the truth to light? Not to mention win the most important cricket match ever... A high-stakes adventure story full of heart, written against the backdrop of modern India: Emil and the Detectives meets Slumdog Millionaire.

  • Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781913696337
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 260g
  • Dimensions: 201 x 147 x 24 mm

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Ajay and the Mumbai Sun
A heart-warming, fast-paced adventure story
Such a lovely read! Ajay's sparky personality springs off the page from the start (I've been reading this to my Year 5 class and they love his cheekiness!... READ MORE
Josephine Hine
Ajay and the Mumbai Sun
A story of friendship, resilience, ambition and truth
A great debut from Varsha Shah which I read in 2 days. A real page turner for any age and a strong story throughout with a thread of the importance of the ... READ MORE
Jocelyn  Harrold
Ajay and the Mumbai Sun
And justice for all
a fantastic story, with a wonderful narration. all the sights and smells of modern day Mumbai captured in this thrilling tale. this story should be read ... READ MORE
Stacy Haines
Ajay and the Mumbai Sun
A wonderful, warm book
I was absolutely blown away when I read Varsha Shah’s debut. This is such a warmly written, funny book that has a political message which is great at teach... READ MORE
Ajay and the Mumbai Sun
Pacy, high-stakes page-turner
This story had us (me and my 11 year old daughter!) gripped from the start. It ricochets through a plot which takes corruption, cricket, friendship and cha... READ MORE