In the Mud | Photograph by Anirban Mandal
In India, mud wrestling is a fierce sport called Kushti. #YourShotPhotographer Anirban Mandal explains that the sport is actually a way of life, passed down from teacher to student while living in communal residences called akharas. He says, "The brotherhood of the men living in Akharas practice strict diet, discipline and sacrifice from distractions in order to prepare their bodies and minds, learning techniques, gathering strength and speed for the sport."
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