Kushti, Indian mud wrestlers - Fred Canonge
Kushti, Indian mud wrestlers
Kushti, also known as Pehlwan, is the traditional form of wrestling of India and South Asia, practiced on a mud pit arena. Although it is on the decline today, it is a very popular sport in India, and Akharas (schools) can be found all over the country. During my stay in the Southern city of Mysore, I visited a small neighbourhood Akhara, where local men of all ages come to train every single day.

Mysore, Karnataka, India. 2013