Publications


Books and Studies

Excessive Force: Toronto’s Fight to Reform City Policing. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre., 2018. (Written with Tim Harper)

This Gift of English: English Education and the Formation of Alternative Hegemonies in India. Hyderabad and New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan, 2009.

Towards an Aesthetic of Dalit Literature: History, Controversies, Considerations, by Sharankumar Limbale. Translated from the Marathi with an Introduction and Commentary. Hyderabad and New Delhi: Orient Longman India, 2004.
Kaleidoscopic Organizations: Diversity and Inclusivity. Markham: United Way of York Region, 2001.

“Some Do, Some Don’t”: Implementation of a Comprehensive Race Relations Strategy: An Evaluation. Halifax: Halifax County-Bedford District School Board, December 1996. (Co-authored with Sabra Desai)

Employment Equity for Racially Visible and Aboriginal Peoples: Laying the Groundwork for Change. Ottawa: Canadian School Boards Association, 1995. (Co-authored with Arnold Minors and Gail Posen)

Anti-Racist Education: Selected Readings and Resources. Toronto: TVOntario, 1993.

Employment Equity for Racially Visible and Aboriginal Peoples: An Anti-Racist Framework and An Anti-Racist Manual. Ottawa: Canadian School Boards Association, 1992. (Co-authored with Fran Reid Endicott)

Did You Hear the One About?: Dealing with Racist Jokes. Toronto: Toronto Board of Education, 1987. (Co-authored with Tim McCaskell and Hari Lalla)

South Asians in Transition: A Needs Assessment. Toronto: Indian Immigrant Aid Services,
1984.

East Indians: Myths and Reality. Toronto: Indian Immigrant Aid Services, 1978

Chapters in Books

“Early English Textbooks and Language Policies of India.” In M Sridhar and Sunita Mishra, ed., Language Policy and Education in India: Documents, Contexts and Debates. Routledge India, 2017.

“Woman’s Body as Site of Patriarchal Violence: Bi-National Reflections in the Wake of the Rape in Delhi.” In Ajit Jain, ed., Violence Against Women: All Pervading. Toronto: Elspeth Heyworth Centre for Women, 2014.

“Institutional Change.” In Alan Braodbent and Ratna Omidvar, ed., Five Good Ideas: Practical Ideas for Non-Profit Success. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2011.

“Police and the Duty of Reasonable Accommodation.” In Christian Brunelle and Patrick A Molinari, ed., Reasonable Accommodation and the Role of the State: A Democratic Challenge. Montreal: Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, 2008.

“The Global Context of Canada’s Indian War of 1885: An Examination of Contemporary Popular Opinion from English-Canada, Britain and the USA.” In Roberto Rebelloso and Roberto Mendoza, ed., Estudios Canadienses en México. Monterrey: Nuevo Leon, 1998. (Co-authored with Janine Ayesha Willie)

“Understanding Racism.” In Waterfall: A Collection of Writings to Dilute Racism. Toronto: Muslim Educational and Cultural Association, 1995.
“Educational Equity for Racial Minorities and the School: The Role of Community Action.” In Abdul Q. Lodhi and Russell A. McNeilly, ed., Human Rights: Issues and Trends. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 1993. Originally published in Racism and Education: Different Perspectives and Experiences. Ottawa: Canadian Teachers’ Federation, 1992.

“Education and Race Relations: The Education of South Asian Youth.” In Ratna Ghosh and Rabindra Kanungo, ed., South Asian Canadians: Current Issues in the Politics of Culture. Calgary and New Delhi: Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, 1992.

“Equality Now!: Educational and Cultural Aspects.” In Abdul Lodhi and Russell McNeilly, ed., Human Rights: Illusion or Reality. Fredericton: Human Rights Research and Development, 1987.

Articles

“Policing Society’s Poor: Unjust, Ineffective, and Inefficient.” One of a series of papers on “Bold Election Ideas for the Toronto Region.” Toronto: Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, 2018. https://munkschool.utoronto.ca/imfg/research/bold-ideas/policing-societys-poor-unjust-ineffective-and-inefficient/
“Canada’s ‘Indian War’ of 1885 and the Illusion of Canadian Nationhood: An Examination of Contemporary Popular Opinion from Britain and the U.S.A,” Open Letter: A Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory, Thirteenth Series, Number 1, Fall-Winter 2006-7, 146-59.

“Translating Minoritized Cultures: Issues of Caste, Class and Gender.” Postcolonial Text, Vol 2, No 3, 2006, 1-23. (co-authored with Arun Mukherjee and Barbara Godard)

“Dalit Sahitya ki Rashtriya evam Antarrashtriya Swikriti,” (The National and International Reception of Dalit Literature). Teesra Paksha, 1, 3, 2001, 53-64.

“The Shrunken Man.” Translation from the Hindi of a story on the psychological effects of untouchability and workplace discrimination by the Dalit writer Mohan Dass Naimishray with a critical introduction and annotations. The Toronto Review of Contemporary Writing Abroad, 18, 1, Fall 1999, 58-71.

Newspaper Articles

“Alok Mukherjee and Tim Harper.” The Hill Times, April 23, 2019. https://www.hilltimes.com/2019/04/23/alok-mukherjee-and-tim-harper/197548
“Probe into Toronto police’s mishandling of Bruce McArthur murders needs to go deeper.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, March 26, 2019. https://nowtoronto.com/news/toronto-police-bruce-mcarthur-murders/
“Is there something rotten in the OPP?” The Globe and Mail, March 5, 2019 (updated March 6, 2019). https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-is-there-something-rotten-in-the-opp/
“Doug Ford was just handed a loaded deck on the police practise of carding.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, January 31, 2019. https://nowtoronto.com/news/doug-ford-police-carding/
“Ontario’s pro-police government tilts too far.” The Globe and Mail. January 4, 2019. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-ontarios-pro-police-government-tilts-too-far/
“Will Toronto police force finally be held accountable for its deadly history of violence toward Black people?” NOW Magazine, Toronto, December 29, 2018. https://nowtoronto.com/news/toronto-police-shootings-anti-black-racism/
“A narrow review of the Taverner appointment is not enough to clear the air.” The Globe and Mail, December 21, 2018. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-a-narrow-review-of-the-taverner-appointment-is-not-enough-to-clear-the/
“Why anti-black racism persists in the Toronto Police Service.” The Globe and Mail, December 10, 2018. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-why-anti-black-racism-persists-in-the-toronto-police-service/
“Take the cops’ guns away.” West End Phoenix, Toronto, November 2018. http://www.westendphoenix.com.

“The city became a less safe place to live.” West End Phoenix, Toronto, October 2018. http://www.westendphoenix.com.

“Doug Ford’s snitch line and the cost of silence.” spacingtoronto, September 5, 2018. spacing.ca/toronto/2018/09/05/doug-fords-snitch-line-and-the-cost-of-silence/

“Policing society’s poor is unjust and ineffective.” Toronto Star, September 2, 2018. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/09/02/policing-societys-poor-is-unjust-and-ineffective.html
“Ford’s deeply problematic plan for municipal reform.” Toronto Star, August 7, 2018. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2018/08/07/fords-deeplyproblematic-plan-for-municipal-reform.html
“Facing re-election, summer’s gun violence puts Mayor John Tory on the spot.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, August 4, 2018. https://nowtoronto.com/news/john-tory-gun-violence/
“Until We’re Safe.” Podcast: Spacing Radio 025, with Glyn Bowerman, Toronto, June 27, 2018. http://spacing.ca/toronto/2018/06/27/podcast-spacing-radio-025-safe/

“Inquiry into alleged Bruce McArthur murders puts chief in hot seat.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, March 15, 2018. https://nowtoronto.com/news/why-police-inquiry-into-alleged-mcarthur-murders-should-not-/
“Police and the privileged: Toronto force needs to redraw the line.” The Globe and Mail, January 30, 2018. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/police-and-the-privileged-toronto-force-needs-to-redraw-the-line/article37786695/
“Pariahs to power brokers: Sikhs have become a major political force in Canada.” Toronto Star, October 9, 2017 (with Haroon Siddiqui).
https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2017/10/09/pariahs-to-power-brokers-sikhs-have-become-a-major-political-force-in-canada.html
“Was police beating of Black teen Dafonte Miller an act of vigilantism?” NOW Magazine, Toronto, September 5, 2017. https://nowtoronto.com/news/was-the-police-beating-of-dafonte-miller-an-act-of-vigilanti/
“Andrew Loku inquest provides eye-popping glimpse into police mindset.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, August 2, 2017. https://nowtoronto.com/news/andrew-loku-inquest-dead-on-arrival/
“Jeremy Corbyn and the Power of Literature.” Countercurents.Org. July 8, 2017. https://countercurrents.org/2017/07/jeremy-corbyn-and-the-power-of-literature
“Mark Saunders is being a schoolyard bully in cops-in-schools fight.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, June 22, 2017. https://nowtoronto.com/news/mark-saunders-cops-in-school-program/
“How an ‘informal,’ veiled culture affects policing: Mukherjee.” Toronto Star, May 25, 2017. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/05/25/how-an-informal-veiled-culture-affects-policing-mukherjee.html
“Time for police to destroy carding data.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, April 27, 2017. https://nowtoronto.com/news/time-for-police-to-destroy-carding-data/

“Toronto police ‘flagrantly’ ignoring Sanctuary City policy.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, April 12, 2017. https://nowtoronto.com/news/toronto-police-stay-silent-on-sanctuary-city/

“Two-tiered policing is coming to Toronto.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, January 18, 2017. https://nowtoronto.com/news/two-tiered-policing-coming-to-toronto/
“Year-long police pilot fails to make convincing case for body-worn cameras.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, September 21, 2016. https://nowtoronto.com/news/year-long-police-pilot-fails-to-make-convincing-case-for-bod/

“Why Erdogan should take a lesson from India?” The Globe and Mail, July 29, 2016 (updated May 16, 2018). https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/why-erdogan-should-take-a-lesson-from-india/article31172077/

“Rage and racism on the TTC.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, July 18, 2016. https://nowtoronto.com/news/racism-and-rage-on-the-ttc/

“Black Lives Matter and Police in Pride: Reaction over Reason.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, July 11, 2016. https://nowtoronto.com/news/black-lives-matter-and-police-in-pride-reaction-over-reason

“Race, mental health and police shootings: will the Loku inquest finally pay attention?” NOW Magazine, Toronto, April 20, 2016. https://nowtoronto.com/news/andrew-loku-coroners-inquest-race-and-mental-health/

“City council should reject the bloated police budget.” (with Michael Thompson), Toronto Star, February 2, 2016. https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2016/02/02/city-council-should-reject-bloated-police-budget.html
“Ex watchdog Alok Mukherjee speaks out on Yatim.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, November 25, 2015. https://nowtoronto.com/news/ex-police-watchdog-speaks-out-on-yatim/

“Police board chair asks for answers in Sammy Yatim shooting.” The Globe and Mail, August 3, 2013.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/toward-a-different-vision-of-policing/article13584194/