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

Patrick Jory
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...
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