Bones Around my Neck: The Life and Exile of a Prince Provocateur
Explores dramatic life of Prince Prisadang Chumsai (1852-1935 AD) who served as Siam’s first diplomat to Europe while Siam was threatened by Europe’s imperialism. Narrates his suffering life due to political ruin and rumors on fiscal corruption, sexual scandal, and political treason which drove him to exile. Exposes the truth behind those rumors, Siamese political analysis, international diplomatic and global imperialism scheme. Describes his disguised life in exile as a commoner and employee of British Colony. Mentions his later life as a Buddhist monk who became widely respected.