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conversions: soulspeak

Yours, Faithfully

When change of religion was all about a deeply personal choice

Yours, Faithfully
Dinesh Parab
Yours, Faithfully
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They all have their own reasons for giving up one religion for another. As Jesuit sociologist Rudolf C. Heredia puts it in his book, Changing Gods, Rethinking Conversion in India: "Conversion is a question of personal choice, it involves a rejection, a change or an adaptation of one’s identity. A complex set of motivations are involved. The change is the result of a personal quest, which may be more than a religious or spiritual one. Positively, this is experienced as a liberation; negatively, it could be an escape." 

So what is it like to switch from one god to another? Outlook spoke to some unlikely converts:

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