Lucky Issar

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

Latest Articles

Pandemics have always revealed the weakness of the Indian state

In 'Pandemic India', David Arnold offers a reflective study of Covid, cholera, plague, the Spanish flu and other historical mass contagions, from the time of the British Raj to the Modi government

Bangladesh’s BNP fights to make a political comeback

With massive anti-government rallies by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and their repression by the ruling Awami League-led government, battle lines are being drawn for the next general election

How a unique language survives in Kashmir’s tiny Burusho community

Despite being a small population, the Burusho community has been able to preserve their language through intergenerational communication and by prioritising their mother tongue over other languages in Kashmir

Pakistan needs to go beyond the 18th amendment to end the military’s role in politics

Reviving the 2010 reform process can be key to resolving Pakistan’s continued crises, but the reforms need to also target the military's massive business empire