Are there any manuals or similar resources describing Pehlwani techniques (preferably in English or Hindi)?
The most comprehensive manual seems to be The Science of Wrestling, Vol. 1 (1927). It details throws, pins, chokes, joint locks, counters, combinations, and entries:
Further resources are detailed below:
- Pehlwani: Identity, Ideology and the Body of the Indian Wrestler, Vol. 1, Vol. 2 (1989)
- Wrestling in Indi: Indian Wrestlers, Indian Wrestling Coaches, Pehlwani (2010)
- The Wrestler's body: Identity and Ideology in North India (1992)
- Punjabi Wrestling (2019)