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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


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.