Srimanta Sankaradeva was the first playwright in all modern Indian
languages. He wrote and enacted his first play ‘Chihna Yatra’ in
Bordowa itself in 1468. His plays are known as Ankiya play. This is a
special genre in itself. His foremost disciple and successor
Madhavadeva also authored such plays. Their followers also regularly
composed such plays. Enactment of all such plays are called Bhaona.
Batadrava Than regularly enacts Bhaona in major occasions.

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