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Ranjita Biswas

Ranjita Biswas is a journalist, research, fiction writer and translator based in Calcutta, West Bengal. Her main areas of writing are women and gender issues, HIV/AIDS, health, environment and development issues, as well as arts/culture, travel and film.

Ranjita has been published in The Guardian.

Journalism by Ranjita Biswas

India’s women boxers come out fighting

08/07/2012

Girls line up in front of boxing coach Razia Shabnam for a training session in the park - Suzanne Lee | Panos London

Flyweight boxer and Olympic bronze medalist, Mary Kom, is a hero to many aspiring boxers in Kolkata. Ranjita Biswas visits a poor neighbourhood of the city where boxing has given young women the confidence to challenge social norms.

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