Lucky Issar is a literary scholar. He has published essays and book reviews for various publications such as Literature and Theology, Modern Fiction Studies, Crosscrurrents, Victorian Review, and Studies in Popular Culture. His most recent essay is published by McFarland in a 2002 book titled ‘New Frontiers in Popular Romance’.
Queer notes on Begum Akhtar
Caste, sexuality and tawaif subcultures in postcolonial India.
Nov 25, 2022
“No Sasikala, please”
On the filmic representation of Jayalalithaa and what is lost in translation.
Mar 11, 2022
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today
“I write with the same hands that carried shit”: Reading Pandiyakannan’s ‘Salavaan’
The Tamil writer Pandiyakannan, the first novelist from the Kuravar community, offers an intimate portrait of the lives of manual scavengers
Federalism is the most significant ideological divide in Nepali politics
Amid the the “‘de-ideologisation”’ of Nepali politics, the most consequential differences are on the system of provincial government. Three emergent parties throw the divisions into sharp relief.
Pakistan’s politics continues to dictate its economic crisis
The standoff over elections in Punjab between the PML-N’s ruling coalition and Imran Khan’s PTI has intensified Pakistan’s multidimensional crisis, and may lead to sovereign default