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September 1951
Lyons, France

A classic photo: Savitri is wearing her famous Aton brooch and swastika earrings. She is approaching her 46th birthday, and is at the height of her creative powers. She has completed Gold in the Furnace and Defiance, and around this time she was writing chapters 6 and 7 of The Lightning and the Sun. This picture became the frontispiece of Defiance, which means that the book was published some time later in 1951.