Types of Thai Literature

There are many types of Thai literature. From traditional Thai stories to contemporary Thai literature, there’s something for everyone in this diverse nation. Fiction Thai is written by writers of all backgrounds, ranging from children to senior citizens. Some of these works have received reprints almost 40 times. Others have been translated into other languages. Several have been made into films. This article discusses some of the most popular titles. Fiction Thai can be enjoyed by both Thais and foreigners.

Thai literature is filled with contradictions. Contemporary Thailand is full of contradictions and young people are trying to balance sacred traditions with the strange and foreign. Thai fiction helps to humanize Thai people and show a side of the country that is rarely shown. It’s more than just beaches, nice temples, and warm smiles. One of the most well-known contemporary Thai authors is Chart Korbjitti, who has written several successful novels and has been honoured as a National Artist in Literature.

Another classic Thai novel is the ‘Chao Phraya’ by M.R. Kukrit Pramoj, considered to be Thailand’s greatest living writer. It tells the story of a girl named Chareeya who grows up in a riverside town near Bangkok. Her mother discovers that her father is having an affair on the day of her birth. He betrays her mother and family.

Many Thai films have similar plot elements. The Matrix used Buddhism as its theme. Kawao tee Bangpleng uses Buddhism explicitly. While many films in the Hollywood genre embrace new ideas and make them seem more acceptable, Thai films present an explicitly judging perspective. A Thai film focusing on science fiction will be more likely to appeal to international audiences. The film genre has many more films than Hollywood, and more Thai movies are gaining popularity worldwide.

Phra Aphai Mani is another well-known Thai work. This novel buckets the literary tradition of earlier Thai poetic novels and incorporates Western mythical creatures. It also features steam-powered ships, which first appeared in Europe in the early 1800s. Moreover, it depicts pirates and white mercenaries, which reflects the colonization of Southeast Asia by Europeans. For those interested in Thai literature, the Internet is a great resource.

The critical engagement of Thai literature can help young readers consider dominant ideologies in their society and consider ways to resist hegemonic relations. It can also encourage Thai scholars to conduct more research in the area. It can help shift the direction of literary study in the country. It will also encourage new generation of Thai writers to explore Thai fiction. In addition, reading critically-assessed works will inspire young readers to read Thai literature for social justice.