Fellowship of the Ring focuses on unusual women and an unusual sport. The women come from different backgrounds – rural, urban, middle class, lower middle class – and the sport they have chosen to pursue is boxing, forming a unique 'fellowship of the ring'. Storming a male bastion – and particularly this bastion – isn't easy, and for many of the women featured in this story, as well as for many others who aren't here, the battle lines are very clearly drawn. Since 2001 when boxing was introduced in India women boxers have given India many world champions and every year Indian women boxers win armful of medals at international events. There are an estimated thousand women boxers in India, a number as astonishing as what the sport has achieved in such a short time.