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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.

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