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Sociology is the study of human social life groups and societies. It concerns with wide range of phenomena ranging from analysis of passing encounter between two individuals to the analysis of global process. One such analysis deals with conflict between religion and secularism.

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SOCIOLOGY TUTORIAL-2RELIGION AND SECULARISM BY- Sudhanshu Singh ID NO.210115 INTRODUCTIONSociology is the study of human social life groups and societies. It concerns with wide range of phenomena ranging from analysis of passing encounter between two individuals to the analysis of global process. One such analysis deals with conflict between religion and secularism. If one thinks in the Indian perspective, we come to the conclusion that religion provided the base for the formulation of all the traditional laws in our country. According to Robert D. Baird1, the sacred Hindu texts; Manusmriti, derived through spiritual insight, provided the basic platform for the formation of Laws. Though there is a significant difference between the Manusmriti and the after-independence laws in India, they are still considered to be one of the most important sources of law. Hence, originally laws consisted an element of religion in them which was based on the principles of inequality and divided the society on the basis of class, sex, education When one says secularism, the idea that comes to the mind is that of "indifference to religion." But gradually the general outlook of the people changed andnew ideas emerged thus bringing in the concept of secularism.Donald Smith defines it thus,

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