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Kushti : India's traditional wrestling on soil

6 years ago|136.4K views
Indian style wrestling or Kushti at an Akhara or wrestling arena in Delhi.

Kushti is India's traditional wrestling on soil. This ancient sport used to hold great importance in Indian societies of the past, its popularity over the recent years however, has dwindled tremendously.

At present Kusti is only practiced in a handful of pockets around India. Even in these places the future of the sport is uncertain. The government constantly pressures traditional Kusti schools to abandon ways of the past, embrace international wrestling standards and win medals...


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