News ID: 125871
Publish Date : 02 April 2024 - 21:21

Thailand Names ‘Persian Rose in Land of Siam’ as Book of Year

BANGKOK (Dispatches) – “The Persian Rose in the Land of Siam” has been named the best cultural and historical book of the year in Thailand.
The book, compiled by Kusuma Raksamani based on historical sources, was first published in 2000 and, due to its outstanding popularity, it was reprinted for the second time this year by the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre with new graphic illustrations, IRNA reported.
The center, affiliated with Princess Mahachakri, the daughter of King Rama IX and sister of the current king, actively engages in various cultural activities, particularly supporting the publication of valuable books. 
Given the significant research and valuable content of “The Persian Rose in the Land of Siam”, the institute has taken a keen interest in the book and supported its reprinting.
The book was among the top books of 2023 in the documentary category, showcasing the meticulous research conducted by the author on historical sources to establish its credibility as a reliable source in this field.
Structured into four main sections, the book explores the influence of Iranian culture, literature, and art in the ancient Siamese society or old Thailand. It serves as a valid source addressing each topic, delving into the roots and presenting historical sources to substantiate its claims and effects.
The book covers diverse topics such as the impact of Iranian culture on clothing, food, and cuisine, as well as Iranian literature’s integration into Siamese culture. 
With a total of 300 pages, the book is available for purchase in Thai electronic stores and libraries, reflecting its popularity and widespread availability.