All Critics (176) | Top Critics (42) | Fresh (124) | Rotten (58) | DVD (27) For all Anderson's pleasing, refreshing auteur tendencies, the overwhelming feeling delivered by 'The Darjeeling Limited' is of frustration, déjà vu and little progression. There's never a moment when you're not conscious of the movie's artifice -- its set design is part of its entertainment -- but the experience isn't exactly off-putting, either. October 19, 2007
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In this context, Joseph Lelyveld’s judicious and thoughtful new book, “Great Soul: and His Struggle With India,” seems almost eccentric, devoted as it is to explaining the evolution of a social and moral philosophy that, 60 years after the end of the British Raj, has lost the attention of the nation it once enthralled. Mr. Lelyveld (once a New York Times correspondent in India and South Africa and later the newspaper’s executive editor) teases out the forces that transformed a sheltered young Gujurati Hindu lawyer from a conservative merchant caste into the Mahatma, a figure part politician and part saint, who renewed the ancient tradition of Hindu asceticism in the hope not just of political independence, but also of a social and spiritual transformation based in the Indian villages.
Tags: jalon alexander , Jalon Alexander debated at The Bodine High school for International Affairs for his 11 th and 12 th grade years on both the national and local circuits advancing to elimination rounds at the Big Bronx invitational (twice), Greenhill, Harvard, Yale, Emory, Meadows, and Columbia. He also received speaker awards at Meadows, Greenhill, Bronx, and finished with 1 st and 2 nd Speaker awards at Yale and Newark respectively. He has earned invitations for Round Robins such as Harvard, Newark, Greenhill, Bronx, Perspectives and the Six Rounds of Spring. Jalon has also qualified for the Tournament of Champions, as well as locally winning over $80,000 dollars in scholarship money for debate.