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september 2008


by Janine Yasovant

คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย

Kularb Saipradit (Sriburapha) was one of the greatest Thai authors with a number of masterpieces contributed during his literary life in prose, poetry and fiction. He also created significant works in politics, religion and philosophy under different pen names such as Sriburapha, Issarachon and Ubasok.

His house located in Soi pranang, Ratchavithi Rd. Phrayathai, Bangkok is now a museum of Sriburapha foundation for writers.

Kularb Saipradit was honored as an outstanding writer, journalist and activist. His famous poem “A criminal who freed the pigeon” poignantly reflected the social conditions at that time and he was also the translator.

He traveled extensively to such countries as Japan, Russia, and Australia. Sri_buraphao-crHe was arrested two times because of  political conflicts with the Thai government and finally, moved to China where he remained for the latter part of his life.

Sriburapha’s dedication in journalism was valued among Thai journalists and writers and recognized internationally as UNESCO announced Sriburapha one of the world most outstanding writers and commemorated his 100th birthday on 31 March 2005.

Khang Lang Parp was first published in the “Prachachart Turakij” newspaper in 1936 and the story strengthened awareness of morality among Thai society where the forbidden love of married woman and a young man could be differently perceived in other cultures. Khang Lang Parp reflected the core value of Thai society in that period of the time.

Synopsis of Khang Lang Parp.

Nopporn, a 22 year- old student from RikyoUniversity in Japan, met Kirati at a Tokyo train station. Kirati’s husband asked Nopporn to be a guide for his wife during their honeymoon in Japan. Unfortunately, Nopporn fell in love with her but their relationship was impossible. 08-crThree years later, the critical turning point was: what will happen if Nopporn came back to Thailand and found out that Kirati, who was a widow because her husband passed away, was herself going to die very soon. This novel has some memorable quotes but the most interesting line is “I die without someone to love me, but I’m delighted that I have someone I love”

For the first time in 2008, Khang Lang Parp was adapted into a musical stage drama. Live at Muangthai Rachadalai Theater from 21 August – 14 September 2008.
27 performances, starring Suthasini Puthinant (Pat) and Sukrit Wisetkaew (Bie). The production is directed by Takolkiet Weerawan.


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คลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย

©2008 Janine Yasovant
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Janine Yasovant is a writer in Chiang Mai, Thailand
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