international acclaim for The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music

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I frequently dip into your books when in need of some clarification. Marvellous work. – Ramnarayan Venkatrama, Editor-in-Chief, SRUTI MAGAZINE

Pesch’s sumptuous Illustrated Companion is a delight … This is a book to be owned and cherished – Keshav Desiraju in THE TELEGRAPH CALCUTTA (Kolkata)

a must-read and a worthy addition to a classical music aficionado’s collection … lucid explanations to unscramble jargon and decipher technicalities … tastefully designed … pure reading pleasure – Lalithaa Krishnan in THE HINDU (Friday Review)

his most precious piece of work … embellished with more than 100 line drawings, photographs and staves by well-known artists – Utpal Borpujari in the SUNDAY HERALD (Art & Culture)

very new, extremely handsome, second edition – Samanth Subramanian’s “Body and soul” column

a most informative, thorough, and scientifically accurate companion to our classical music – C.V. Narasimhan (former Under-Secretary General of the U.N.) THE HINDU (Literary Review)

engaging, informative and authoritative – Book review by Gerry Farrell in MUSIC AND LETTERS QUARTERLY (Vol. 81, Number 4, November 2000)