Q. With reference to Vidhaata as mentioned in Rig Veda, consider the following statements:
1.It was an assembly of people for debating policy and military matters
.2.Both women and men took part in the deliberations of Vidhaata.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Both statements are correct.
- The “vidhaata”, or the assembly of people for debating policy, military matters and important issues impacting all, has been mentioned more than a hundred times in the Rig Veda. Both women and men took part in these deliberations, a far cry from the Greeks who did not admit women (or slaves) as full citizens of their “democracies”.