Kushti in Banaras: Wrestling as a Homage to the Gods

By: Christiane Etchezaharreta & Severine Dabadie (Authors)

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A sacred practice where the soul meets the divine, kushti is the spiritual synthesis of the body, discipline, and devotion. The symbolism of akharas transcends beyond being mere grounds for physical activity; the pahalwans worship them as temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Se?verine Dabadie and Christiane Etchezaharreta's journey through Banaras is a quest to portray the sensuality of the wrestlers bodies and their inherent strength and beauty. This testimony restores pride in the practice of kushti. While on one side, the popularity of kushti has been declining, this book celebrates the presence of pahalwans who courageously continue to fight on the sacred grounds of Banaras's akharas and perpetuate India's cultural heritage. Printed Pages: 96.

Title: Kushti in Banaras: Wrestling as a Homage to the Gods

Author Name: Christiane Etchezaharreta & Severine Dabadie (Authors)

Categories: India, Cultural Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Lustre Press/Roli Books:

ISBN: 8174366946

ISBN 13: 9788174366948

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 108622

Keywords: Kushti in Banaras: Wrestling as a Homage to the Gods Christiane Etchezaharreta & Severine Dabadie (Authors)