Historically... in reality. I mean before the modern era...

I tried to look it up, but I'm having a bit of trouble finding a list of duties. I can find a modern list, but it really doesn't list daily activities of say, medieval and before.

Any country you've got, though this story happens in Ancient India... I just need ideas that would be believable. I have weaving, can't do embroidery due to the religion... riding, but that's about it--which parts of palace management?

Also traditional role of women when the king is away... ideas? What range of power did they enjoy? Kinda clueless here, so I'll take what I can get.