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At first glance, the Sanskrit dramas seem to be very exclusive.
Other characters, including soldiers, merchants, townspeople, etc., and very nearly all women, speak a variety of colloquial languages referred to, collectively, as Prakrits.
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Not only was Sanskrit the language of the elite and educated, the Sanskrit dramas are dense with poetic devices, literary, mythic, and historical allusion, and literary devices and ornaments of all sorts.
Furthermore, the stories that the plays dramatize tend to reinforce upper-class authority and values.
But the problem for the reader was how to link information about rulers and events in one kingdom to events in other kingdoms.