The chief characteristics of Ankiyā Nāta

Sankaradeva is the father of the Assamese drama. The chief characteristics of his plays are the following:

Sankaradeva not only composed plays, but made all arrangements for successful presentation of them. He trained the musicians, dancers and actors, had all the equipments and accessories prepared by the artisans and also planned the preliminaries of the show. Thus he masterminded the entire dramatic process of medieval Assam.