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by Pira Sudham

Free eBook Monsoon Country download ISBN: 0920911846
Author: Pira Sudham
Publisher: Breakwater Books Ltd (April 1, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 240
Category: Traveling
Subcategory: Asia
Size MP3: 1671 mb
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Rating: 4.8
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Set in Thailand, England and Germany, Monsoon Country conveys the cultural tension between the East and the West.

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Pira Sudham (Pira Canning Sudham) (Thai: พีระ สุธรรม, RTGS: Phira Sutham), is an author of Thai descent. He was born in a village in Isan in northeastern Thailand. At age fourteen, he left Isan for Bangkok to become a servant to Buddhist monks in a monastery where he attended secondary school. Later, he entered Triam Udom High School, before gaining a place at Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

Monsoon Country book. Pira Sudham was even nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature. The book gives a good impression of life in Thailand, upcountry

Monsoon Country book. The book gives a good impression of life in Thailand, upcountry. This book too, I read a long time ago, but I still remember my feelings when I read it.

Pira Sudham was born in Napo, Burirum, Northeastern Thailand. Pira Sudham’s literary works are concerned with ical issues. Widely read and highly acclaimed, his books have given a powerful voice to the poor and the maligned people of Esarn. See below to download free short story. Pira Sudham was born in Napo, Burirum, Northeastern Thailand. He spent his childhood in the rice fields on the Korat Plateau, helping his parents and tending a herd of buffaloes.

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Published by Shire Publications (1991). ISBN 10: 9748906736 ISBN 13: 9789748906737.

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Education is seen as the only way to eliminate ignorance and liberate themselves as well as their people from the exploitative cycle

Education is seen as the only way to eliminate ignorance and liberate themselves as well as their people from the exploitative cycle. America Is in the Heart' and 'Monsoon Country' represent the voice of the farmers in the Philippines and Thailand who condemn their exploiters and raise readers’ awareness of the problem. Keywords: diasporic literature, oppression and exploitation, education, voice.

Passages of remarkable yet stark beauty capture the degree to which we are bound by our circumstances, to which the meaning of our lives and acts is constrained by the environment in which they exist. And the book captures the difficulty in leaving that environment, in un- and redefining those things which exist at the deepest level of personhood and whose dissolution becomes an act of destruction or self-sacrifice.

Set in Thailand, England and Germany, Monsoon Country conveys the cultural tension between the East and the West, the clashes between the new powers and the old values, covering twenty-five years of socio-economic and political change in Thailand. This novel gives, as no fiction account about Thailand has yet done, insights into Thai life, particularly that of rural Thailand. Foreign writers writing about the Thai people look at Thailand from the - outside", but Pira Sudham writes about his people and country as seen from the - inside," thus giving us a fascinating work.
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Bloodhammer
MONSOON COUNTRY by Pira Sudham is a fascinating work. And the author is a most interesting man. Through hard work and, aye, a lump of luck he was able to escape the life of an Issan (northeast Thailand) farmer and become a writer. But he is different in one great regard from other Thai writers in that he writes in English, not Thai. Why? Because his goal is not to entertain or instruct other Thais, but to entertain and instuct foreigners about Thailand. The following excerpt is about his teacher Kumjai whose good work and altruism enabled his star student Prem (Pira in real life) to escape and find a better life. But Kumjai pays a price for his goodness: a group ex-students tear down and destroy the school he has worked for years to build. Kumjai is described as follows:

I was frightened by Kumjai's single-mindedness and his fight against corruption and injustice and ignorance. I was afraid for his sake when he spoke out loudly to us, his pupils, about the state of (Thai) affairs, reminding us time and again that if our bodies were infested with worms which usurp nourishment from our food, would remain undernourished and suffer from malnutrition. He said that the country is in the same state when there are too many thieves in low and high places, making use of their power, their positions, their cunning, shamelessly, without conscience, but with great capacity for avarice, to work only for their own advantage, and for their families. These people are like worms in our bodies. And like our bodies our country would always remain impoverished and its growth would be stunted as long as we harbored such parasites.

Words. How many children could understand his words? And he went on to say that the village was the best example. If our headman and his group took half or three-fourths of the relief fund, the foreign aid, the budgets for road construction, for building dams, then very little could reach the people, very little could be done to improve the roads, to build the reservoirs, to fight disease and to lessen the hardships of the people as a whole. Their greed became an obstacle to the well-being of the people. At that time, while Kumjai was speaking, the headman walked by within earshot, and I feared that he many have heard Kumjai and might want to do the teacher some harm. What could the teacher achieve by telling us, dumb children of the poor, that our leaders were stealing, building their power bases, and using their positions for their own gain. After all, the men voted for those who paid them.

Pretty tough stuff, eh? But that is what makes this book great: it not only comes from the heart but it speaks to all of us.
HeonIc
This novel is an achievement not often equalled in this climate of moving yet empty 'culture' pieces. Passages of remarkable yet stark beauty capture the degree to which we are bound by our circumstances, to which the meaning of our lives and acts is constrained by the environment in which they exist. And the book captures the difficulty in leaving that environment, in un- and redefining those things which exist at the deepest level of personhood and whose dissolution becomes an act of destruction or self-sacrifice. The doubt over whether this violent act is necessary, or wise, defines the personal journey of Prem, a young Siamese exile, as he must confront his own past as well as his nation's to define his own place in a world where West and East meet uneasily at best. It is an intensely personal journey as well; Pira Sudham is a poet, and as poets do writes from a well of inspiration drawn from his own experiences and observations. Surely the story of Prem echoes Sudham's own journey from the villages of Thailand to a respectable literary life - a joureny that involved, as Prem's does, the creation of "a mechanism to turn bitterness into wisdom" and to "transform childhood memories into poetry". The book works also as a history of sorts, narrating the difficult journey of Thailand as a nation in transition and capturing in the deeply felt experiences of a few fictional individuals the nature of a land brought so unevenly into the 'modern' world.