Family life of Early Vedic Period

The age of history in which the Vedas were composed in the Indian subcontinent is known as the Vedic Age. The Vedas were composed by the Aryans. There are four Vedas—the Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, and Arthaveda. The period when the Aryans first settled in India during 1500–1000 BC is known as the Early Vedic Period. The family life of the Early Vedic Period is discussed below


Family life of Early Vedic Period


The basic unit of the social structure was the ‘family’. The joint family system was prevalent. Houses in this age were built of wood or reed. The Rig Vedic society was patriarchal in which Grihyapati(master of the house) dominated in family and social life.


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