At the conclusion of any mantra, whoever taking thy name (Svaha), will pour oblations in the fire, he will cause those offerings to go directly to the gods.
Mother, let yourself, the repository of all prosperity, reign over as the lady of his (fire's) house." This aspect of Swaha as Agni's wife is mentioned in Mahabharata, Brahmavantara Purana, Bhagavatha Purana as various hymns.
In this practice, the King would invite all the princes, and the princess would select one, and marry him while the court watched.
This clearly showed, how women's rights were taken seriously during the Vedic era.
They were the authors of Vedic scripts and ‘mantras ‘.
The subsequent Islamic invasiosn Polygamy was practised among Hindu Kshatriya rulers.
However, this practice may not be considered a uniform social behavior, as at the same time, there were kingdoms which practised polyandry also.
In the book "Hindu Female Dieties as a resource for contemporary rediscovery of the Goddess" by Gross Rita.
M, 1989, says "According to some scholars the positive constructions of femininity found in goddess imagery and in the related imagery of the virangana or heroic woman have created a cognitive framework, for Hindus to accept and accommodate powerful female figures like "Indira Gandhi and Phoolan Devi, The same would not have been possible in Western religious traditions " Even in the practice of Homa ( ritual involving fire, and offerings to fire), every mantra or Shloka is addressed to Swaha, the wife of Agni, instead of Agni himself.
In the Gupta period instances are not rare of women participating in administrative job.