To sum up, the predominant position given to the verses by Sankardeva and Madhavdeva in the dramas of this period were deprived of dramatic action. Erotic allusions that have been present in the dramas of the later period contributed to the entertainment of the masses but they deprived drama of its religious austerity and asceticism. Depth of thoughtfulness was replaced by the needs of entertainment. In the later dramas, Assamese came to replace Brajabuli completely. That was at best an age of melodrama. Assamese Vaishnava drama that attained high recognition under the auspices of Sankardeva and Madhavdeva dwindled with time under the patronage of the contemporary playwrights. Dramas became a mere pastime and like most other frivolous pastimes, it became superficial.
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