Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)
The decline in the status of women in later Vedic age: A study of scriptural evidences
Author(s): Satyam Tiwari
Abstract: This is a general belief that the status of women witnessed a sharp and visible decline in later Vedic age. There are various reasons for it. This paper intends to present a feminist reading of the scriptural evidences for the aforementioned period to support and rationalize the belief. The researcher has used the Feminist standpoint to prove her point. With the help of primary sources like scriptures and the secondary sources the researcher has tried to re interpret the history with a feminist lens. What preceded in the Vedic age is out of the purview of this paper. The researcher has already dealt with it in her previous publications.