Early Vedic Age Later Vedic Age
1.Women were being respected and 1.Women were not respected as such and
treated equal to man. were considered inferior to man.
2.The gods Surya , Chandra and Agni 2.The Hindu trio of Brahma , Vishnu and
were worshipped. Shiva were worshipped.
3.The caste system consisting of | 3.The caste system became extremely rigid
Brahmin , Kshatriya , Vaishya and with shudras being treated as animals.
Shudra-was not rigid as such.
4.The sabha and samiti were held. 4.They lost their importance.
5.King didn't hold important positions 5.The king gained importance and was
and the Republic and Monarchs considered as the incarnation of god on
6.Education was for all (man & woman)6.Education was restricted (banned) for
received at Gurukuls. women.