LinkedIn recommendation from Curator, popular culture and fashion, Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen, for  intercultural exhibitions realized by Amsterdam’s world-renowned Tropenmuseum:

“dedicated to true but also entertaining education methods …
eye for the combination of science and pleasure”

LinkedIn recommendation from software developer, Global Innovation Design (London), for authoring a reference work titled “The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music” (Oxford University Press, in print from 1999):

“an authoritative work that has been indispensable to my research”

LinkedIn recommendation from Managing Director, Miceli Trading Srl (Frankfurt), for developing and delivering eLearning courses:

“with his great experience and knowledge he has created
excellent material for a special internet course”

Oxford University Press:

“An indispensable and enriching reference for the connoisseur, practicing musician and dancer, interested amateur, impresario, teacher, and student, this completely revised, updated, and enlarged edition will also inform and engage anybody keen on learning more about Indian culture.”

Book review by Gerry Farrell in MUSIC AND LETTERS QUARTERLY (Vol. 81, Number 4, November 2000):

“engaging, informative and authoritative”


“the best”

C.V. Narasimhan (former Under-Secretary General of the U.N.) in THE HINDU, Literary Review:

“a most informative, thorough, and scientifically accurate companion to our classical music”