Social Ideology in Elephant Pacification Poems


  • Warunya Ajchariyabodee


Elephant Pacification Poems, Social Ideology, Literary Works, Occasioned by Tradition


The research for this article aimed to analyse the social ideology that appears in nine Elephant Pacification Poems of the Ayutthaya and Rattanakosin periods. The results of this study show that characteristics of Elephant Pacification Poems include Chakravartin ideology. Chakravartin ideology, along with Dharmaraja and God King ideology, represents the role of domination by the king, the honour of the king and help promote the divine right of the power of the kings.

Author Biography

Warunya Ajchariyabodee

Lecturer in the Department of Thai, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University


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How to Cite

Ajchariyabodee, W. (2023). Social Ideology in Elephant Pacification Poems. Journal of Thai Studies, 17(2), 73–99. Retrieved from



Research article