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Photo Journal: Calcutta's woman boxer
With her father
Backing from dad

"My father has been my biggest support. Without him, I would never have dared to box," says Shabnam of her father, Rahat Hussain, a wrestler-turned-social worker.

"You need strength to survive. That's all I tell my children," says Mr Hussain, 55.

"But the way these girls survive and manage to box, it is like trying to scale the Himalayas without any warm clothes!"

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