Life as a Jallikattu Champ: A Graphic Novel on a Tradition at Risk

(This story was first published on 15 January 2019 and has been republished from The Quint’s archives to mark the annual Jallikattu event)

“Have you seen a Jallikattu bull mate with a cow?” asks Chandrasekhar, who owns a bicycle store in Alanganallur village. And then he proceeds to explain why the bull remains celibate for half a lifetime.

Here’s a graphic novel where the old men and women of a village get candid about Jallikattu, bull semen and weddings!

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