It appears to me that Indira Gandhi had the obsessive compulsive personality disorderhttp://www.psychiatric-disorders.com/articles/personality-disorders/obsessive-compulsive.php". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_personality_disorder" [Broken] Indira Gandhi http://www.experiencefestival.com/a/Indira_Gandhi_-_Indira_and_her_Sari_Fad/id/1869072" [Broken] The subject was a perfectionist, she did not review her decisions and these are characters which match OCPD. The clue is in this storyhttp://books.google.co.in/books?id=...age&q=indira gandhi and british doll&f=false" "at last I made my decision and, quivering with tension, I took the doll up on the terrace and set fire to it" It is a characteristic of OCPD that the subject is forced to do things he subconsciously doesn't want to and later devolops a strange behaviour of strict adherance to rules A source says she was "never guilty". "She displayed her ruthlessness in political interventions. It was Indira who first let loose the spectre of cross-border terrorism.She helped tamil militancy grow in Sri Lanka and provide Tamil militants with arms training. She was very self-righteous.She would have viewed some of her actions as political mistakes but never regretted her decisions like the emergency"