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What is Polyandry
Polyandry in the Vedic Period
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acceptance according alike ancient Ancient India Arjuna Aryan asks become birth born brāhmaṇas Briffault Calcutta called caste clearly common Critical culture custom daughter desire despite dharma doubt Draupadi early elder brother Epic evidence existence explained fact father female five girl given gives gods hand Hindu History human husband Ibid incest India institution Khasas king known Kunti later live London Mahābhārata male Manu marriage married matriarchy means monogamy morality mother niyoga original Pāņdavas passage past period person points polyandry polygyny practice present Prince race refers region relation says sexual share shows sister social society sons speaks story suggestion tells tradition translation Tribes Veda Vedic verse VIII wife wives woman women younger brother Yudhisthira