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Download e-book for kindle: Enter the Dangal: Travels through India's Wrestling by Rudraneil Sengupta

By Rudraneil Sengupta

ISBN-10: 9350297698

ISBN-13: 9789350297698

Wrestling, kushti, principles the farmlands, because it has for hundreds of years. It had delight of position within the courts of Chalukya kings and Mughal emperors. It was once embraced by means of Hinduism and its epics, and has led its personal untroubled revolution opposed to the caste method. The British enjoyed it once they first got here to India, then rejected it throughout the freedom fight. No, wrestling hasn't ever been marginal -even whether it is principally missed in modern day narratives of activity and culture.

From the nice Gama to Sushil Kumar - whose Olympic medals yanked the kushti out of rural obscurity and directly to television displays - and the numerous, many pehalwans in among, input the Dangal is going behind the curtain to the akharas that quietly defy urbanization, and to the detached federations that experience performed the game no strong. A ebook that is going to the thrashing, dwelling center of wrestling.

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