This is the photograph of Savitri Devi (originally Maximine Portaz). She was born two and half months premature and the doctors gave her no chance for survival. She went on to live for 77 years and exhibited remarkable intellectual prowess. She mastered 8 languages and wrote sveral thought provoking books. She studied at Shantiniketan and married a Bengali Brahmin. Some of her books are-L’etang aux lotus (The Lotus Pond), The non-Hindu Indians and Indian unity, A son of Sun: The life and philosophy of Akhnaton, the Egyptian king, Gold in the furnace etc. The best book is regarded as ‘ The lightning and the Sun’ which combines National socialism with Aryan cyclical theory of history.She was a crusader for vegetarianism and animal welfare.
She died on 22nd October 1982.