Shah Tazrian Ashrafi is a freelance writer based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His work has appeared in The Diplomat, Himal Southasian, and The Daily Star, among other places.
An impression that Urdu is the language of Pakistan is cemented in Bangladesh's popular imagination, unleashing hostilities and discrimination against thousands of Urdu-speaking residents who are called 'Biharis' in disdain.
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