The Life of a Sport: Jallikattu, a Photo Essay

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Published on: 18 April 2019

Aravindhan C. and Rabboni Rabi

Aravindhan C. is a photographer from Madurai who is currently pursuing his post-graduation in Media and Communication from Madurai Kamaraj University.

Rabboni Rabi works as a computer programmer. He likes exploring cultures and the lives of people in different parts of the world.

This photo essay captures multiple episodes from a Jallikattu event. It provides a glimpse of how the sport is carried out including site preparation and management, the authorities involved, bull tamers, bull keepers, and the Jallikattu bulls themselves. These photographs have been taken at Jallikattu events held across various towns in Tamil Nadu in January 2018.