THIS GAME TOO, ENDS IN DEATH

Tribes of Bastar find a vent in cockfighting

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Mired in conflict for decades, Tribes of Chhattisgarh find a vent in cockfighting, which is also connected to rural economy of these areas. Hundreds can be seen gathered around a fighting pit in the weekly markets of small towns betting money on their favourite roosterIMG_4130.jpg

Two roosters are let out at each other as hundreds watch restlessly, the fighting unto death.

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Most have bet their money on the birds who are exclusively raised for the sports.

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roosters, with sharpened knives tied to their feet, wage valorous battles to the death.

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Everyone is mad about this sport.

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A street sport takes the form of spectacle providing entertainment even to people who do not want to make a bet.

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The gamble has to take place quickly among betting individuals as one fight lasts for approximately 10 minutes.

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While the fight goes on, locals can be seen selling Mahua and selphi (local brews) to the spectators on the side.

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The rooster has the same fate of a gladiator- both have only two options, victory or death. Here, a rooster breathes his last as he succumbs to injuries from the fight.

All Images Copyright ©Vijay Pandey

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