Interesting fact! Even during Ancient times, women had significantly greater authority.
Women in ancient India had a great deal of autonomy and independence. Not only were women permitted to discuss issues that are today deemed unacceptable, but they were also given the opportunity to select a spouse for themselves from a pool of suitable males. Svayambara was a tradition in ancient India in which a girl of marriageable age picked a spouse from a group of suitors. In this context, 'Svaya' means'self' in Sanskrit, while 'Vara' means 'groom'. A girl who wishes to marry would choose an auspicious time and location before announcing her intentions. Kings generally dispatched messengers to distant areas, whilst commoners just disseminated information inside th