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A history of the thet maha chat and its contribution to a Thai political culture

Jory, Patrick

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This thesis is a study of the thet maha chat, the ritual recitation of the Vessantara Jataka, in Thai cultural history. The two primary questions the thesis addresses are: why the Vessantara Jataka and the form in which it was disseminated, the thet maha chat were so popular throughout the Thai world; and why this popularity began to decline from the latter part of the nineteenth century. It begins by examining the Vessantara Jataka (known in Thai as the maha chat, literally, the 'great...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10893

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