Religious conversion is a process of turning a person to another religion leaving one’s own religion. The person who embraces another religion is called a ‘convert’ and those who make to others to embrace another religion is called a ‘converter’. In day-to-day language this activity is called vatal (contaminating one’s religion) or ‘conversion’ and is taken to be a derogatory activity. The conversion of tribals in India is a peculiarly social issue and a social problem.
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Vinay N. Patel. Religious Conversion among Tribes of India : Reflections from Sociology. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences. 2017; 5(1):01-04. doi: 10.5958/2454-2679.2017.00001.9