Shah Tazrian Ashrafi

Shah Tazrian Ashrafi lives in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is currently an undergraduate student of International Relations. His works appear in Himal Southasian, The Diplomat, Caravan, TRT World, The Aleph Review, Six Seasons Review, Dhaka Tribune, and The Daily Star, among other places. He was part of the 2021 cohort of Write Beyond Borders mentorship program arranged by the British Council.

The Hippo Girl

A short story.

Dec 30, 2021

Caste on the streets

Dhaka’s street cleaners, many of them Dalits, faced a grim future even before the pandemic.

Jul 21, 2020

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Rethinking Bangladesh: A Southasian Conversation

A freewheeling conversation on Bangladesh’s present, as well as the forces shaping its future.