WOMEN'S EDUCATION IN ANCIENT INDIA IN THE LIGHT OF HINDU SCRIPTURES AND SCHOLARS
India has been the cradle of the ancient civilizations of the world, such as the Indus Valley civilization and the Gandhara civilization. No civilization develops and flourishes without the arts, crafts, and sciences, Nor the development of any civilization can be imagined without the vital role of women. women in ancient Indian society were not allowed to receive education. This misconception not only existed in the past but also persists today. While the Hindu scriptures, old writings and Books on Hinduism spotlight this concept that women in ancient Indian society were not only well-educated but also an important segment of society. They have the right to receive education in all fields of knowledge. Women in ancient Indian society showed their talent in different positions. As religious scholars, Preachers, teachers, Philosophers doctors, artists and in many capacities, women played positive and useful roles in society. Women in the static and traditional society of ancient India were successful in gaining respectable and honourable positions. This opportunity was not confined to the women of the upper class, women belonging to other classes had equal rights and chances to receive all kinds of education.
Keywords: Education, India, Women, Vedas, Hindu society.
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