The position of women in hindu civilization will enable the reader to understand the subject in true perspective as it is based upon a critical and impartial survey of all the available data. In general hindu women from the lower castes enjoyed much greater freedom than the women in the households of higher castes many girls were married off at an early age to relatively older men and the life of such women when they reached puberty was full of hardship. The status of women in india has been subject to many great changes over the past few millennia with a decline in their status from the ancient to medieval times . The position of women in hindu civilization will enable the reader to understand the subject in its true perspective as it is based upon a critical and imparital survey of all the available data the position of women in hindu civilization from prehistoric times to the anant sadashiv altekar snippet view 1978 the position of women . The position of women in hindu civilization from prehistoric times to the present day 2nd ed author altekar as and general attitudes toward women the review indicates a deterioration in the position of hindu women beginning about 500 bc at this time both vedic studies for girls and the female initiation ceremony upanayana were
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