Were women in ancient India more feministic than present ?Most of us would think feminism as a modern concept. But our epics and ancient Indian literature have feminism in them. Almost most of the female Gods we worship now have their origin during ancient India. It was the time when Draupadi who accepted polyandry was glorified by Lord Krishna himself. Women had been rulers and they took active part in governance of the country. Sabhas (councils) like Vidatha were there which involved women who could question authority of the king and remove him if he doesn't seem ethical. Women sages have composed hymns Eg. Gayatri mandala in Rig Veda is attributed to female Goddess. Rivers were often named after them. Women have led armies as commanders and were glorified as killing Asuras.
All these concepts suggest that once Indian society had been far more advanced in women's rights than even present times. So what went wrong in between? What might be the factors that gradually brought in the changes? How do you view these changes and concepts in our society?