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Photo Journal: Calcutta's woman boxer
In the ring with boxing gloves

"It's not the best of places to live your life," says Shabnam of her neighbourhood in Calcutta's squalid Kidderpore area.

Life in this part of the city is played out entirely on the streets.

"There were boys who used to taunt me when I used to go for my boxing practice in the beginning. Now they respect me."

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