The famous sage who authored Nyaya Sutra (also called as Akshapada) and Dharma Sutra was also credited with the authorship of a Smriti.Gautam’s Smriti not only contains the preaching pertaining to the duties of a man in all the four stages of his life (Varnashram), prevention of his sins and atonement for them but they are also more logical as compared to Manu Smriti. He has also described about the duties of a man during distress time and decreased the number of consecrations from sixteen to fourteen.
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