Pali and Vernacular Literature Transmitted in Central and Northern Siam
Author: Peter Skilling, Santi Pakdeekham
Pali and Vernacular Literature Transmitted in Central and Northern Siam is a preliminary survey of the pre-modern literautre of Central and Northern Siam. Based on old records, it inventories both Pali and vernacular literature, classed under twenty-seven categories, dealing with Buddhism, grammar, history, narrative, and folklore. It records the titles of texts inscribed on palm-leaf and paper and from journals in the early period of printing. It includes descriptions of the complete contents of the pioneering translations published in the Journals Dharmacaksu and Dharmasampati, which issued in new translation styles. The introduction discusses the sources of the book and the genres it describes. The book is accompanied by indexes of titles, persons, and place-names.