Hugh M. Johnston

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Study: CANADA.

Publications (Books)

Jewels of the Qila: The Remarkable Story of an Indo-Canadian Family, (University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 2011)

Radical Campus (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd, 2005)






  • (With Tara Singh Bains) The Four Quarters of the Night: The Life Journey of an Emigrant Sikh (Montreal; McGill-Queens University Press, 1995), pp. 275.
  • The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar (2nd ed. Vancouver: u.B.C. Press, 1989; 1st ed. Delhi, Oxford University Press, 1979), pp. 162.
  • British Emigration Policy. 1815-1830: Shovelling out Paupers (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972), pp. 197.
  • (With W. Stafford Johnston), Perth County to 1967 (Stratford, Ont., Corporation of Perth, 1967), pp.481.

Publications (Articles)

  • "Sikhism and Secular Authority," in Marguerite Van Die and David Lyon eds., Religion and Public Life in Canada. (Toronto: U of T Press, forthcoming)
  • The Sikhs," Paul Robert Magosci ed., Encyclopedia of Canadian Peoples(Toronto~Buffalo: Multicultural History Society of Ontario and University of Toronto Press,1999), pp. 1148-1164
  • "The Story of Tara Singh Bains," Eva-Marie Kroller et. al. eds., Pacific Encounters: The Production of Self and Others (Vancouver: The Institute of Asian Research, UBC,1997), pp. 95-105.
  • "Native People, Settlers and Sojourners, 1871-1916," The Pacific Province (Vancouver:Douglas and McIntyre, 1996), pp. 165-204.
  • "Sikhs in Canada," Judith Bali and Manohar Singh Bal eds. Sikhs in Ontario (Toronto:Ontario Council of Sikhs, 1993, pp 79-101.
  • "Canadian Immigration Policy," Alan Dutton ed., Beyond the Komagata Maru: Race Relations Today: Conference Proceedings (Surrey, B.C, Progressive Indo-Canadian .community Services Society, 1990), pp. 32-41.
  • "The Development of the Punjabi Community in Vancouver Since 1960," Canadian Ethnic Studies, xx 1988, pp. 1-19
  • "Patterns of Sikh Migration to Canada," J.T. O'Connell et al eds., Sikh History and Religion in the Twentieth Century (South Asian Studies, University of Toronto, 1988, pp.296-313.
  • "The Surveillance of Indian Nationalists in North America, 1908-1981," B.C. Studies, No. 78, Summer 1988, pp. 3-27.
  • East Indians in Canada, (Ottawa: Canadian Historical Association, 1984), pp. 1-26.
  • "British Immigration to British North America," Canada's Visual History (Ottawa: National Museum of Man/National Film Board, 1974).
  • "Stratford and Goderich in the Days of the Canada Company," Ontario History, lxiii,1971, pp. 71-85.
  • (With T.W. Tanner) "The Conscience of a Capitalist: E.E. Perkins of the C.B.& Q.," Papers Presented at the Kent State Business History Conferenvce (Kent State University, 1965), pp. 77-109.
  • "Immigration to the Five Eastern Townships of the Huron Tract," Ontario History. liv, 1962, pp. 224.