UPSC History The vedic period - Early vedic period, Later vedic period and sangam period Question Bank Vedic Period/Mahajanapadas/Nandas etc

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    Regarding women in the Vedic period, which of the following are correct?
    1. They were allowed to study
    2. They held good positions
    3. They did not practice Purdah system
    4. They attended Sabha and Samiti
    Which of the given above statements are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  3 and 4

    C)         2 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    The Rigvedic society was a free society. The Aryan evidently preferred male child to female child. Ho wave females were as free as their male counterparts. Education was equally open for boys and girls. Girls studied the Veda and fine arts. Women never observed Purdha in the Vedic period. They enjoyed freedom in selecting their mates. But divorce was not permissible to them. In the family, they enjoyed complete freedom and were treated as Ardhanginis.

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