Last mud Kushti wrestlers (13 images)

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The ancient tradition of Indian wrestling, known as kushti, thrives in Wrestling gyms, or akhara, scattered around the city are of the few places where Hindu men from different casts are considered equals. Aside from bodybuilding, practitioners emphasize a life of discipline and celibacy. Akharas are akin to gyms - where local men go to train using a range of fairly simple but effective equipment. They are also used as sites where...
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