"It gives me great pleasure to be able to write briefly about
the contribution of Mrs Maitreyee Sarcar to the Surtarang
broadcasts. I have known Maitreyee Sarcar since 1996,
when I first worked at the University of Wolverhampton, and
during that time I have known her to be a great cultural
ambassador for Indian Classical Music [ICM]. In her work
with Surdhwani, she has worked tirelessly to produce
performances of the highest possible standard, and has
opened musical doors to those who might never have
heard this music live.
It is therefore, no surprise that the Surtarang broadcasts
have proved so popular, not only in Wolverhampton, but
around the world. The community music of Wolverhampton
has truly become music around the world and Maitreyee
Sarcar should be deservedly proud of her success.
I am confident that these broadcasts will continue to
flourish, and I wish Maitreyee and her husband, Sistachar
Sarcar all success in their future work."