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,

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.


“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.
“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.
“Probe into Toronto police’s mishandling of Bruce McArthur murders needs to go deeper.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, March 26, 2019.
“Is there something rotten in the OPP?” The Globe and Mail, March 5, 2019 (updated March 6, 2019).
“Doug Ford was just handed a loaded deck on the police practise of carding.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, January 31, 2019.
“Ontario’s pro-police government tilts too far.” The Globe and Mail. January 4, 2019.
“Will Toronto police force finally be held accountable for its deadly history of violence toward Black people?” NOW Magazine, Toronto, December 29, 2018.
“A narrow review of the Taverner appointment is not enough to clear the air.” The Globe and Mail, December 21, 2018.
“Why anti-black racism persists in the Toronto Police Service.” The Globe and Mail, December 10, 2018.
“Take the cops’ guns away.” West End Phoenix, Toronto, November 2018.

“The city became a less safe place to live.” West End Phoenix, Toronto, October 2018.

“Doug Ford’s snitch line and the cost of silence.” spacingtoronto, September 5, 2018.

“Policing society’s poor is unjust and ineffective.” Toronto Star, September 2, 2018.
“Ford’s deeply problematic plan for municipal reform.” Toronto Star, August 7, 2018.
“Facing re-election, summer’s gun violence puts Mayor John Tory on the spot.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, August 4, 2018.
“Until We’re Safe.” Podcast: Spacing Radio 025, with Glyn Bowerman, Toronto, June 27, 2018.

“Inquiry into alleged Bruce McArthur murders puts chief in hot seat.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, March 15, 2018.
“Police and the privileged: Toronto force needs to redraw the line.” The Globe and Mail, January 30, 2018.
“Pariahs to power brokers: Sikhs have become a major political force in Canada.” Toronto Star, October 9, 2017 (with Haroon Siddiqui).
“Was police beating of Black teen Dafonte Miller an act of vigilantism?” NOW Magazine, Toronto, September 5, 2017.
“Andrew Loku inquest provides eye-popping glimpse into police mindset.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, August 2, 2017.
“Jeremy Corbyn and the Power of Literature.” Countercurents.Org. July 8, 2017.
“Mark Saunders is being a schoolyard bully in cops-in-schools fight.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, June 22, 2017.
“How an ‘informal,’ veiled culture affects policing: Mukherjee.” Toronto Star, May 25, 2017.
“Time for police to destroy carding data.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, April 27, 2017.

“Toronto police ‘flagrantly’ ignoring Sanctuary City policy.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, April 12, 2017.

“Two-tiered policing is coming to Toronto.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, January 18, 2017.
“Year-long police pilot fails to make convincing case for body-worn cameras.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, September 21, 2016.

“Why Erdogan should take a lesson from India?” The Globe and Mail, July 29, 2016 (updated May 16, 2018).

“Rage and racism on the TTC.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, July 18, 2016.

“Black Lives Matter and Police in Pride: Reaction over Reason.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, July 11, 2016.

“Race, mental health and police shootings: will the Loku inquest finally pay attention?” NOW Magazine, Toronto, April 20, 2016.

“City council should reject the bloated police budget.” (with Michael Thompson), Toronto Star, February 2, 2016.
“Ex watchdog Alok Mukherjee speaks out on Yatim.” NOW Magazine, Toronto, November 25, 2015.

“Police board chair asks for answers in Sammy Yatim shooting.” The Globe and Mail, August 3, 2013.