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Some Smirti works are in contradiction with Shruti canon, so I want to ask how the derivative canon is considered? What type of people read it? (eg)

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  • Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking.
    – Community Bot
    Commented Feb 2, 2022 at 3:52
  • "What type of people read it?" - would you be kind enough to explain what do you mean by this?!
    – Vivikta
    Commented Feb 2, 2022 at 4:29
  • See if the above post solves your query or not @Buraian
    – Rickross
    Commented Feb 2, 2022 at 6:22
  • @RickRoss I'm asking if it is considered in the main story line. For a person who only wants to study what Hinduism is, sometimes these derivative works have contradicting statements to shruti works. Commented Feb 3, 2022 at 6:51
  • So, I'm trying to figure out what place smirti works have.. are they alternative Hinduism? Commented Feb 3, 2022 at 6:51

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