buzkashi


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buzkashi

(ˌbʊzˈkæʃɪ)
n
(Team Sports, other than specified) a game played in Aghanistan, in which opposing teams of horsemen strive for possession of the headless carcass of a goat
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AN photo by Sayed Salahuddin) A rider tries to put a calf's carcass in the circle during Buzkashi match.
The rugged men of northern Afghanistan raise their buzkashi horses to be warrior princes, ready for the savagery of polo with a headless carcass.
An utterly uninhibited writer, like Talat Abbasi, Aslam pulls no punches when it comes to depicting the gritty, ugly side of life (evinced, for instance, in one of his novels by a violent game of buzkashi involving a human victim).
Many historians believe that Buzkashi began with the Turkic-Mongol people, and it is indigenously shared by the people of Northern Afghanistan.
A Kabul resident Khairullah compares the present government to a game of Buzkashi, where people are trying to push their own agendas and grab power.
The event comprising Alysh, a kind of belt wrestling, Salburun, a sport mixing falconry, mounted archery and hunt assisted by Taigan, Shagai, Horse racings, Erenish, Toguz korgool, Kourach, Kok-boru, a sport similar to Buzkashi, where riders fight for a goat carcass.
The artists have captured myriad moods and moments from daily life such as the relaxed atmosphere of a traditional tea house and the excitement of a game of buzkashi in Afghanistan; the spirituality of a dancing dervish in Turkey, and the hustle and bustle at a dhow port in Mumbai that no longer exists.
Buzkashi (goat-dragging) is Afghanistan's national sport, in which horse-mounted players attempt to drag a goat or calf carcass towards a goal.
Weird Sports and Wacky Games Around the World: From Buzkashi to Zorbing
BUZKASHI, a traditional sport of Afghanistan, came to the notice of Bollywood viewers when Amitabh Bachchan and Sridevi engaged in the sport in the opening sequence of Mukul Anand's gigantic Khuda Gawah, made in 1993.