Kushti is a beloved pastime for South Asian dockworkers in Dubai

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10:08 April 17, 2018
Pakistani immigrant workers in the United Arab Emirates take part in a Kushti competition in Dubai. Kushti is popular in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh and was developed in the Mughal era by combining native 'malla-yuddha' wrestling with Persian 'pahlavani'.
Image by: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News
Compiled by: Shreeja Nair, Senior Web Editor