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In this Naga sport, players grapple for spirit of brotherhood

Apr 03, 2019 08:10 IST

This is no ordinary wrestling match. Although two opponents face off in close combat, it isn’t just about proving one's physical prowess. In fact, they grapple for a higher purpose, for the spirit of brotherhood. This is perhaps the only sport which addresses one’s opponent as a beloved friend. Naga wrestling, also known as belt wrestling, is a unique sport in which competitors aim to knock each other off their feet but only holding a belt tied around their opponent’s waist. The sport, which started out as a conflict-resolution mechanism to forge relationship between and within tribes, is now making its foray into the global arena.