Ajay and the Mumbai Sun

Ajay and the Mumbai Sun

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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. Winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2020. Wonderfully illustrated by Sonia Albert and starring a lovable ensemble cast of characters, tackles tough topics such as social justice and truth in journalism with a lightness of touch

Children & Places


Varsha Shah

304 pages

H: 201mm W: 147mm Spine: 24mm

Weight: 260 grams