A Drop of Blood
- Author: Joginder Paul , Snehal Shingavi
- Publisher: Penguin
- ISBN: 9780143450160
Mohan Karan has been blessed with exceptional good looks-and a rare blood type. An orphan with few connections, he finds that his degree in English literature is unable to secure him a proper job. However, he discovers he can make good money by selling his blood to a private blood bank. And while this opens up unexpected possibilities for this unemployed graduate, little does he realize that it all comes at great personal cost.
This short, blistering novel launched Joginder Paul's literary career, cleverly exploring the insidious ways in which the mighty habitually prey upon the vulnerable. Incisive in its observations, A Drop of Blood also ably tackles themes of female desire. Snehal Shingavi's lucid translation makes this important work available in English for the first time.