Isaan in the 1960s – A day at the races (part three)

Rocket festivals, haircuts under the wing of a plane and dog population control in the 1960s in Isaan. Read the final part of the essay “A day at the races” by Kermit Krueger, who was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Maha Sarakham from 1963 to 1965.

Isaan in the 1960s – A day at the races (part two)

Read the second part of the essay “A day at the races” by Kermit Krueger, who was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer working at Maha Sarakham Teachers’ Training College from 1963 to 1965. It’s a personal account of life as a foreign teacher in Maha Sarakham in the 1960s and also a historical document of the Northeast during that period.

SPECIAL: Isaan folk tales (part four)

In our third week of publishing folk tales from Isaan, first published more than half a century ago, we take you to Maha Sarakham for a sad tale of witchery that turns out to be not so sad, and the story of a bad son who turned to religious works to atone for his grievous treatment of his royal parents.