'Indian Summers' tells the colourful and rich story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India. The show tells the both sides of the experience. The story is set in the summer of 1932, the British are only just holding on to power, and India dream of Independence may come true. The story is set in a place called Simla. During the summer months the power-brokers of Britain descend there. In the heart of the society is Julie Walters character Cynthia a powerful and influential persona.
A fashion show at the club results in a horrifying attack on one of the guests. Ralph attempts to find the culprit, but the truth is more shocking than he could have imagined and threatens to leave his political career in ruins.
Aafrin is in shock following last week's murder and he is forced to play umpire in a 'friendly' game of cricket between some British and Indian politicians. His troubles increase as the Dalal family are drawn into his dangerous secret as his personal and political worlds clash.