The King of the Dark Chamber
By Rabindranath Tagore
"The King of the Dark Chamber" is a book by the author Rabindranath Tagore. This wonderful play is about the king lives in a dark chamber. He is alienated from the people by the royal persons. He is strong, an immense source of power but he is also lonely. The court uses him for his power. They transform the villagers into nameless, passionless shadows. The story gets a twist when a girl comes to the city, looking for her love who is missing. She meets the king and the king realizes his loneliness and longing. She is also a rebellion against the structures imposed by the powers to be. She awakens the humanity in the villagers by her trust, belief, and tenderness as well. The demagogues were threatened. They make a strategy and arrange the lover into a fight against the king. The lover is destroyed. Broken-hearted, she sacrifices herself with a call for revolt. The king realizes how the demagogues have manipulated his destructive power, and joins the fight against the king himself. This is a story where typical political touch is there.