2018’s Aru Shah and the End of Time is the first volume of Roshani Chokshi’s Pandava series.
Desperate to fit in with the wealthy kids at her school, preteen Aru Shah has spun a diverting web of lies. The flaw in her bold scheme is that her lies are transparently false. Vexed at Aru’s fabrications, a bevy of schoolmates confront Aru at her home, an annex to the Museum of Ancient Indian Art and Culture that her mother runs.
Feeling that her reputation at school is on the line, Aru makes a bold move: she will show her skeptical frenemies a genuine curse lamp.
This could be the gambit that dooms the world.