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Indian documentary shows women as warriors and models

7 June 2012 Last updated at 06:58 BST

A new documentary has gained rare access to a Hindu fundamentalist camp where young Indian women are instructed to be warriors.

The World Before Her - from a Canadian-based director - also goes behind the scenes at another training arena for Indian women: the world of the Indian beauty pageant.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.

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