Jaby Mathew, a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science, was awarded the India-Canada Association Scholarship in 2013-14.

His research interests are Modern Indian political thought and intellectual history, comparative political theory, theories of democracy, multiculturalism and secularism. His doctoral dissertation examines the different conceptions of political representation articulated by various actors and maps the debates among them during the colonial period in India and in the Constituent Assembly. In particular, he asks how these historical debates can provide insights into the issue of persistent under-representation of Muslims in Indian legislatures in the contemporary, and more broadly theories of group representation.

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