Diwali a metaphor of humanism

Traditionally, Diwali has celebrated the victory of good over evil, but Iqbal’s couplet, Thou (O Lord) created the night/I made the lamp, explores another dimension of its symbolism. Iqbal here is celebrating man as creator, as one beating God at His game of creation, as SuperGod (not just Superman).
Diwali could be understood as the affirmation of man’s creativity, or, chaging the field of study, productivity. Diwali is the metaphor of humanism.

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