Attagara, Kingkeo, 1938-. The folk religion of Ban Nai, a hamlet in central Thailand

Table of Contents

Publication Information

Part 1 Ethnography And Analysis

Chapter I Introduction

Purpose And Scope Of This Study

Selection Of The Community

Field Work In Ban Nai

Basic Buddhist Principles Among The Villagers

Presentation Of The Analysis And The Collected Materials

Part 1 : Ethnography And Analysis

Chapter Two - The Hamlet Of Ban Nai

Chapter Three - Belief In Supernatural Beings

Chapter Four - Rites Of Passage In Ban Nai

Chapter Five - The Dynamics Of The Oral Art

Part 2 : Folklore Texts From Ban Nai

Chapter Ii The Hamlet Of Ban Nai

Cholburi Province

Napa

Ban Nai

Chapter Iii Belief In Supernatural Beings

Personal Supernatural Experiences

Household Spirits

Agricultural Spirits

Forest Spirits

Local Spirit Shrine

The Hindu Gods And Spirits

Chapter Iv Rites Of Passage In Ban Nai

Rites Of Passage Among The Laity

3. On Some Principles In Monkhood

Functions Of Public Ceremonies

Chapter V The Dynamics Of The Oral Art

Ethical Values In The Folktales Of Ban Nai

Tragic Elements In The Folktales Of Ban Nai

Comic Elements In The Folktales Of Ban Nai

Attitudes Of Informants Toward Folktales

Chapter Vi Conclusion

Appendix

The Buddhist Concept Of Life And Reincarnation

The Co-functioning Of The Five Aggregates

Part 2 Folklore Texts From Ban Nai

Part 2 Folklore Texts From Ban Nai

Foreword

Definition Of Types

Informants

A Note On The Translation Of Texts

Motif Index

Title Index

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The Fox's Unending Tale

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The Wild Cat

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The Mosquito And The Fly

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The Golden Crowns

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The Grateful Son

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Duddha Kumarn

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A Disobedient Child

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The Small Rice-box That Killed His Mother

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The Sacred Words Of A Teacher

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Ungratefulness To The Bestower Of Knowledge

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The Faithless Wife

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The Sinful Hunter (version A)

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The Sinful Hunter (version B)

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The Sower Of Suffering, The Reaper Of Suffering Dukkhato Dukkhatanang

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The Bragging Mother

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The Golden Lion

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The Four Robbers

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The Power Of Good Will

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The God And The Worm

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The Lazy Fool

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Who's Brighter Than Who?

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A Straightforward Man

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Uncle Terk

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The Word “dog”

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A Deaf Man And A Blind Man

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Kamnan Choey Had A Household Blessing Ceremony

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Khru Yod's Tire Got Flat

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Khru Yod Went To Bangkok

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Puyai * Mee Bought A Pair Of Glasses

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Puyai * Mee Held A Meeting

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A Thai Had A Mon Wife

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A Police Major And A Chinese

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A Farang Rode A Rickshaw

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A Farang And A Thai

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A Couple Of Farangs Went To A Temple

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A Farang Teacher

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Sign Up To Be A Priest

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Sri Tanonchai In A Buffalo Fight

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Sri Tanonchai Painted Pictures

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Sri Tanonchai Built A House

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Sri Tanonchai Asked For A Piece Of Land

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Death Of Sri Tanonchai

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The Village Liar And The Bangkok Liar

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Father Had To Keep His Promise

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What Drinking Could Do

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An Opium Smoker

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Ajarn Thong

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The Bragging Woman

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Ai Yu, The Dumb

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Buy A ____ For The Daughter's ____

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The Brother-in-law Wanted His Wife's Sister

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The Mother-in-law Was Proud Of Her Son-in-law

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The Son-in-law And The Father-in-law

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The Nephew Wed His Grandma, While His Father Was Out Cutting Wood

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Ai Tone

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The Most Devilish World Destroyer

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The Abbot Wanted To Pay Homage To The Temple Compound Deity

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The Abbot Wanted To Eat Some Turtle

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The Serious-minded Abbot

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Ta Thane And Yai Shee

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A Man Who Just Left Monkhood

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The Four Companions

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The Big Centipede Ate The Elephant

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Ai Yai Made The Elephant His Biat

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The Misty Colored Dog

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Ta Daeng, Tiger's Excrement (version A)

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Ta Daeng, Tiger's Excrement (version B)

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The Bragging Husband

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The Six Fellows

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The Black Crow

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The Silent Maiden

Tale I

Tale Ii

Tale Iii

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Dao Ruang Legendary Romance Of The Village Of Si Palo

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Phra Rodh (version A)

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Phra Rodh (version B)

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Phra Rodh (version C)

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Phra Sudhon

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Laksnavong (version A)

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Laksnavong (version B)

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Kraithong

Part 2 Folklore Texts From Ban Nai

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Khun Chang, Khun Phaen Episode: Khun Phaen Married Lao Thong

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Chanda Korob (version A)

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Chanda Korob (version B)

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The Golden Conch, Sang Thong

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The Two Brother Kings

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Stealing The Throne

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The Ramayana Episode: The Transformation Of Benjagaya

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The Ramayana Episode: Dorabhi, The Ungrateful Son

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The Eclipse Of The Moon

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The Pleiades Or The Chicken Stars

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Why Does Rice Come In Small Grains?

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A Mosquito Story

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The U, The Jae, And The Duck

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Why Does The Buffalo Have No Upper Teeth?

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The Boa

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The White Crows, Or Story Of The Five Buddhas

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The Great Thera * Upakut

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Lady Egret

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Boon, The Hunter

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Phya Noi

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Saming Phra Ram

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Si Palo: A Legend About Si Palo Village, Cholburi (version A)

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Si Palo: A Legend About Si Palo Village, Cholburi (version B)

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The Invisible Town Muang Lablae

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Why Releasing Fish Is A Way Of Earning Merit

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The Buddha's Early Life: From Birth To The End Of His Domestic Life

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Bhineskrom: The Buddha Entering Monkhood

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The Buddha Attaining Enlightenment

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The Buddha Entering Nibbana

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Pimpa Pilarp: The Mourning Of Pimpa

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The Vessantara Jataka Chuchok In Search Of Prince Vessantara (vessandorn)

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The Vessantara Jataka, Madsi's Dream

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The Vessantara Jataka Madsi's Obstacles

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The Chaddant Jataka

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The Golden Peacock Jataka

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Episodes From Phra Malai

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Phra Ruang *

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King Ramkamhaeng The Great *

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An Invitation To The Gods “chumnum Devata”

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The Gods' Top-knot Cutting Ceremony

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Song To Accompany The Passing The Candle Ceremony

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Novice Subin: On The Merits Of Monkhood

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On The Three Cardinal Points In Buddhism

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On Some Principles Of Buddhism

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On Gratitude

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An Origin Of The Kathin Offering

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The Merits Of The Kathin Offering

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Good Wishes

Appendix Maps And Photographs Of Ban Nai, Napa, And Other Related Areas

Photographs And Comments

In The Municipality Of Cholburi

Trip To Si Palo Village

A Visit To Wat Khao On The Hill In The Municipality

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Title: The folk religion of Ban Nai, a hamlet in central Thailand

Published By: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University Microfilms, 1968 [1984 copy]. 2, 7, 816 leaves [photographs No. 1 - No. 70 are n: ill., maps

By line: by Kingkeo Attagara

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Central Thai (AO07)

Subjects: Literature (538); Literary texts (539); Ethics (577); Animism (774); Theological systems (779); Prayers and sacrifices (782); Purification and atonement (783); Prophets and ascetics (792); Organized ceremonial (796); Ethnopsychology (828);

Abstract: Attagara’s dissertation is primarily a presentation of a large body of folklore texts from a rural community in Thailand, Ban Nai. Since the author was interested in how religious beliefs and practices are reflected in folklore, the introductory discussion contains a good quantity of information on Buddhism and folk religion.

Document Number: 25

Document ID: ao07-025

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: UM: 68-2261. Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Indiana University, Bloomington, Includes bibliographical references (p. 811) Pages 786-809 (photographs No. 1 - No. 70) are not included.

Field Date: 1964-1965

Evaluation: Folklorist, Indigene-4,5

Analyst: Marlene Martin ; 1984

Coverage Date: 1964-1965

Coverage Place: Ban Nai hamlet, Napa village community, Cholburi province, Thailand

LCSH: Thais

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