In The Lightning and the Sun, Savitri Devi Mukherji elucidates her concept of "Men in Time," "Men above Time," and "Men against Time" using the lives of Genghis Khan, Akhnaton, and Adolf Hitler, respectively, as illustrations of the forces of "Lightning" (destructive power), "Sun" (life-giving energy), and "both Lightning and the Sun" (destructive power harnessed for a life-affirming purpose). There is also a chapter about Kalki and the Kali Yuga. Begun in 1948, completed in 1956, and first published in 1958 in Calcutta, she said it "could be described as a personal answer to the events of 1945 and of the following years." It is dedicated "To the god-like Individual of our times; the Man against Time; the greatest European of all times; both Sun and Lightning: Adolf Hitler, as a tribute of unfailing love and loyalty, for ever and ever." It opens with quotations from The Bhagavad Gita and Rudolf Hess. Adolf Hitler considered Indians as his brothers because the Indians originally developed the aryanic concept.