Asian Health Heritage is proud to present PAHELWANI, a travelling exhibition and documentary that explores the fascinating story of Punjab’s wrestling tradition.
The project provides rare insights into:
- the history, traditions and artistry of the ancient sport;
- the lives of Punjab’s famous ‘pahelwans’, or champion wrestlers, who strove to master the physical, moral and spiritual dimensions of their art; and
- the factors behind the decline of Pahelwani from its zenith at the beginning of the twentieth century.