Rakher Upobash

Every year thousands of Hindu devotees gather in front of Shri Shri Lokenath Brahmachari Ashram temple for the Kartik Brati or Rakher Upobash festival...
Last Kushti Wrestlers

Last mud Kushti wrestlers

The ancient tradition of Indian wrestling, known as kushti, thrives in Wrestling gyms, or akhara, scattered around the city are of the few places where Hindu men from different casts...

Photos and text by Suvra Kanti Das