'Dangal' in Varanasi: Where Girls Take on Boys

In Varanasi’s famous Sigra Stadium, girls and boys have been wrestling each other for nearly a decade.

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First published: May 28, 2018, 4:28 PM IST | Updated: May 28, 2018
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In Varanasi’s famous Sigra Stadium, girls and boys have been wrestling each other for nearly a decade. But it was not until Aamir Khan’s blockbuster ‘Dangal’, that the city broke its 450 year old tradition, permitted girls to practise and wrestle at its hallowed mud pit. Varanasi's former wrestling stars now dream of creating history, by having their own 'Phogat sisters'.

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