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15.  Consider the following statements about Social life of Rig Vedic period:

1. The Rig Vedic society was patriarchal.

2. Monogamy was generally practiced while polygamy was prevalent among the royal and noble families.

3. Women were given equal opportunities as men for their spiritual and intellectual development.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?


  1. a) 1 and 2 only

  2. b) 2 and 3 only

  3. d) 1, 2 and 3
  4. c) 1 and 3 only


Solution

The correct option is C d) 1, 2 and 3

Answer : D

Explanation : The Rig Vedic society was patriarchal. The basic unit of society was family or graham. The head of the family was known as grahapathi. Monogamy was generally practiced while polygamy was prevalent among the royal and noble families. The wife took care of the household and participated in all the major ceremonies.
Women were given equal opportunities as men for their spiritual and intellectual development. There were women poets like Apala, Viswavara, Ghosa and Lopamudra during the Rig Vedic period.

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