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Sarita and Pooja

Lucknow, India. March 2015.

This image is from “The Wrestlers”. Experiencing life as a woman in India comes with its share of social pressures and vulnerabilities that are imposed, assimilated, and lived with varying degrees of severity.

Why do these women choose to dedicate their lives to a grueling sport like wrestling where the levels of dedication and commitment rarely match any other sport? To make a breakthrough in a sport that is predominantly male dominated and was only introduced in the Olympics in 2004, is where their uphill climb begins.