Vajirayanatale: The Social Reflection of Thailand During the Reign of King Chulalongkorn
This article aims at studying Vajirayana Tale, a Thai literary work composed in the period of King Chulalongkorn. It has been revealed that Vajirayana Tale represented the two vivid developments of Thai Society at the time: government system and transportation. About the government system, the king ran his reformation process by abolishing slavery, whereas he improved the by-land transportation system, for important examples: to construct road and to found trolley lines and railways. All manifested King Chulalongkorn’s remarkable aptitude,which was to develop the country to become “civilized” that fundamentally led to later improvement.
Keywords- King Chulalongkorn, Social Reflection, Vajirayana Tale