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GROUND BENEATH THEIR FEET: Wrestlers in Kolhapur exercising in the morning. MUSCLE POWER: A training session in Kolhapur. CATCH ‘EM YOUNG: A young wrestler training in a Talim, the place where wrestling is taught. THE RIGHT MIX: Trainee wrestlers in a Talim crushing almonds. Wrestlers need to eat rich healthy food that includes almonds, cashews, ghee and milk. CHECK THAT MOVE…: Young aspirants watching a training session at Moti Baag Talim in Kolhapur. THE FIGHT CLUB: Moti Baag Talim has about 150 wrestlers living in a 200 sq feet room. PUSH COMES TO SHOVE: Competitions generally happen during dry months of the year and are often sponsored by local sugar factories or the state government. MUTTON CHOP: Winning a competition may fetch anything between Rs 500 to Rs 50,000. The money won during the competition season is hardly enough to meet the needs of the wrestlers’ family, thus forcing them to be only part-time pehalvans and take a full time job as bank clerks, shopkeepers and labourers. MUDSLINGING:  A wrestler fresh from a fight. ENOUGH FOR THE DAY: A refreshing bath after the day’s training.
Jan 25, 2001
GROUND BENEATH THEIR FEET: Wrestlers in Kolhapur exercising in the morning.

- Abhijit Bhatlekar
Jan 25, 2001
MUSCLE POWER: A training session in Kolhapur.

- Abhijit Bhatlekar
Jan 25, 2001
CATCH ‘EM YOUNG: A young wrestler training in a Talim, the place where wrestling is taught.

- Abhijit Bhatlekar
Jan 25, 2001
THE RIGHT MIX: Trainee wrestlers in a Talim crushing almonds. Wrestlers need to eat rich healthy food that includes almonds, cashews, ghee and milk.

- Abhijit Bhatlekar
Jan 25, 2001
CHECK THAT MOVE…: Young aspirants watching a training session at Moti Baag Talim in Kolhapur.

- Abhijit Bhatlekar
Jan 25, 2001
THE FIGHT CLUB: Moti Baag Talim has about 150 wrestlers living in a 200 sq feet room.

- Abhijit Bhatlekar
Jan 25, 2001
PUSH COMES TO SHOVE: Competitions generally happen during dry months of the year and are often sponsored by local sugar factories or the state government.

- Abhijit Bhatlekar
Jan 25, 2001
MUTTON CHOP: Winning a competition may fetch anything between Rs 500 to Rs 50,000. The money won during the competition season is hardly enough to meet the needs of the wrestlers’ family, thus forcing them to be only part-time pehalvans and take a full time job as bank clerks, shopkeepers and labourers.

- Abhijit Bhatlekar
Jan 25, 2001
MUDSLINGING: A wrestler fresh from a fight.

- Abhijit Bhatlekar
Jan 25, 2001
ENOUGH FOR THE DAY: A refreshing bath after the day’s training.

- Abhijit Bhatlekar
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Jan 25, 2001
Jan 25, 2001
GROUND BENEATH THEIR FEET: Wrestlers in Kolhapur exercising in the morning.

- Abhijit Bhatlekar
 
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