Who killed Indira Gandhi? We know the name of the assassins, but did they act alone? In this fictional filmscript, Tariq Ali provocatively hints that larger forces were at work, exploiting genuine Sikh grievances to settle their own score with a Prime Minister who, whatever her faults, was fiercely independent of Washington and safe guarded Indian sovereignty with a zeal inherited from her father. Timely in light of Benazir Bhutto’s recent assassination, this script, planned as the second of a series, was never completed. The Assassination is published here for the first time and completes Ali’s trilogy, with The Leopard and The Fox and A Banker For All Seasons.