Ami Vitale

Kolhapur, Maharashtra, INDIA

A Kushti wrestler, covered in the red clay of the arena, trains with weights. Kushti, known in Urdu as Pehlwani, is an ancient form of wrestling that has been practiced in this area of India for over three thousand years. Wrestlers in the famous Shahupuri fight club in Kolhapur have to keep to the rigorous schedule of waking up at 3:30am six times a week and practicing for more than six hours every day. They live together in one small room above the arena and their only belongings are a blanket, a few items of clothes and some books about the art of Kushti. They have been compared to holy men because of their celibacy and dedication.

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Ami Vitale
Kolhapur, Maharashtra
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