Thommayanti (Thai: ทมยันตี) is the pen name of Khun Ying Wimon Chiamcharoen (Thai: วิมล เจียมเจริญ), who was born July 10, 1937, as Wimon Siriphaibun (Thai: วิมล ศิริไพบูลย์, also Wimol Siripaiboon). She is a Thai novelist and has been a legislator for several times.
Among her works is the historical fantasy romance novel, Thawiphop, about a woman who time travels from the 20th century to Rama V-era Siam. The story was first adapted as a film by Cherd Songsri in 1990, and has since been adapted into a stage play, a musical, a television series and a 2004 film (Siam Renaissance).
Another of Thommayanti's works is Khu Kam, about the romance of a Thai woman and a Japanese soldier during World War II in Thailand. It has been adapted into 2 films Sunset at Chaophraya (in 1996 and 2013), a stage musical and a television series. Another of her famous works is Dang Duang Haruethai.
Apart from her notable ability in writing, her ability in speaking is also noted. For many times, Wimon gave public speeches in favour of the military factors. During the coup d'état in the 6 October 1976 Massacre, Wimon played important role in the "Housewife Society", a society of the wives of the military generals. She also made public speeches against the students that demanded for democratic reform in the country, saying that the students were destroying good relationship with the United States of America. In that event, the students were mass murdered and Wimon was appointed by the junta that took control of the country as a legislator and member of the National Reform Council. Later in 1979, Wimon was elected as a senator.
Besides her "good" relationship with the military in connection with her profession, Wimon also has "sweet" relationship with the military as to her personal life. In 1986, the Supreme Court of Justice found Wimon, while being a senator, guilty of having committed adultery with Group Captain Akhom Atthawetworawut (นาวาอากาศเอก อาคม อรรถเวทย์วรวุฒิ), a military general who was also a senator, after Police Major Siwit Chiamcharoen (พันตำรวจตรี ศรีวิทย์ เจียมเจริญ), her husband, entered an action for divorce and a claim for a great amount of compensation. After the Supreme Court's judgment, the Senate also resolved to dismiss Wimon from senatorial office.
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- Thommayanti at BookFinder.com
- Tamayanti at the Internet Movie Database
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