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The concept of karma, which is central in Buddhist teachings, makes it one of the key linchpins in Thai society. It becomes the motivation for people to maximise their good deeds and minimise their evil deeds. This paper explores how the concept of karma is portrayed in Thai literature, namely through three books – Four Reigns by Kukrit Pramoj (2005), The Prostitute by Kanha Surangkhanang (1994), and Khun Chang Khun Phan (1995). I give a macro picture of how karma is depicted in the books, followed by a more in-depth look of karma in four female characters – Mae Phloi, Khun Un, Wan Thong and Reun. The paper concludes by looking at how Thai society’s belief in karma has also evolved through time, as evidenced in the books.