Defiance (book)

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Defiance is a book, first published 1951 in Calcutta, by Savitri Devi. It is a memoir of her arrest, trial, and imprisonment on the charge of distributing National Socialist propaganda in Germany in 1949.

The book is dedicated to Hertha Ehlert and opens with quotations from the Bhagawad Gita and Adolf Hitler.


  1. The Empty Train
  2. The Arrest
  3. Questions and Answers
  4. On Remand
  5. The Glorious Day
  6. The Doors Close
  7. Humiliation
  8. Clandestine Conversations
  9. More Secret Joys
  10. The Search
  11. Anguish
  12. The Way of Absolute Detachment
  13. "We Shall Begin Again"

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