​​LinkedIn aanbeveling van Curator popular culture and fashion, Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen, voor bijdragen aan interculturele tentoonstellingen in het wereldberoemde Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam (onderzoek en teamwork):

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

LinkedIn aanbeveling van Global Innovation Design (London), voor het naslagwerk “The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music” (auteur voor Oxford University Press, in druk sinds 1999):

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

LinkedIn aanbeveling van Managing Director, Miceli Trading Srl (Frankfurt), voor eLearning cursussen (ontwikkeling en ondersteuning):

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”