Textbook: The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music

The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music

INDIAN AND INTERNATIONAL REVIEWS

The Oxford Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music

“I frequently dip into your books when in need of some clarification. Marvellous work.” – Ramnarayan Venkatrama, Editor-in-Chief, SRUTI MAGAZINE (unsolicited response by email, 18 July 2013)

“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)

“one of the most useful books on Carnatic music (“The Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music”, Oxford University Press).” – Gowri Ramnarayan in THE HINDU

“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, 29 March 2009)

“very new, extremely handsome, second edition” – Samanth Subramanian’s “Body and soul” column (16 March 2009)

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

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

“the best” – BRITANNICA.COM

Publisher: Oxford University Press (India)
2nd revised edition 2009
ISBN 978-019-569998-X