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Title:
Voices from the Thai countryside : "The necklace" and other stories
Author:
Samruam Singh.
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Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Madison, WI, USA : University of Wisconsin, Center for Southeast Asian studies, 1998.
Physical Description:
xii, 135 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781881261247

9781881261254
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Book

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Summary

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Glimpses of village life during a tumultuous period of Thai history

Set in northern Thailand during the mid-1970s, the stories in this collection capture a period of dramatic social and economic change. Amidst a setting of marketplaces and paddyfields, lemon trees and leaf-roofed houses, these vignettes offer revealing insights into the daily lives of ordinary villagers and hillspeople struggling to survive.


Author Notes

 Samruam Singh (1949-1996) was a teacher, writer, and activist. He published most of the stories in this collection in the progressive weekly Jaturat , during the interlude between the ousting of the nation's military government in 1973 and the return of military rule in 1976.

Katherine A. Bowie, professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is the author of Rituals of National Loyalty: An Anthropology of the State and the Village Scout Movement in Thailand .