From the introduction of the book,
'our avowed ambition is even greater,
for it aims to restore through to the
Lao people,rendered amnesic by the
shock therapy forced upon them by
the victor of the day, a part of their
roots and a piece of their lost history.'
Chao Anou's full name was
"Phrachao Anuruttharat, Phrachao
Lan Xang Hom Khao Vientiane."
In Lao and Thai political culture,
everything begins with Chao Anou
and all refers back to Chao Anou.
Let us go backward and forward