Gajendra’s research is focused upon histories of colonialism in South Asia. He has particular interests in the hybridities of Empire. His work has explored the war testimonies of Indian soldiers during the two World Wars.
He recently published a monograph on wartime soldiering identities and testimonies in the Indian Army with Bloomsbury (The Testimonies of Indian Soldiers and Two World Wars: Between Self and Sepoy) and an edited volume by Routledge (An Imperial World at War: Aspects of the British Empire’s War Experience, 1939-1945).
He has been involved in separate BBC 1, BBC Radio 4 and World Service productions exploring Indian revolutionary movements and Indian soldiers’ experiences of France during World War 1.