20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Malakhra - Karachi, 2019

Malakhra ‘malhoos’ (wrestlers) grapple on the dirt grounds of Chanesar Blue Football Ground in Karachi, Pakistan on Dec 26, 2019. Malakhra is an age-old Sindhi wrestling sport practiced in Pakistan and India, dating back roughly 5000 years. Wrestlers aim to pin each other to the ground using their opponent’s cloth belt.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2022
Photo Location: Karachi, Pakistan
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Mustafa Hussain