UTKRĀNTI PRESS is where scholarship meets counterculture – a small independent label committed to publishing high-quality multi-modal materials from independent authors and artists. While mostly dedicated to the visual culture of philosophy, history, religion, anthropology, and other interdisciplinary fields, the label also works with independent musicians and painters.
Prema Goet is a multi-disciplinary researcher whose main interest lies in the intellectual history, culture and languages of South Asia. He received his BA in Sanskrit and MA in Philosophy and Religion from The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) – University of London. He is currently a visual-anthropologist researcher for The Śākta Traditions Research Project at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. His interest focuses mainly on the performative ritual practices of various ascetic groups of South Asia. He has extensively worked with various practitioners from the region (India, Nepal and Bangladesh), documenting and producing a vast array of ethnographic works on tantric rituals, worship of the Goddess(es), aghora, and yogic practices. Amongst other things, Prema has also produced and recorded various field-recordings of traditional chantings and music performed by the various groups he has worked with. His 2019 exhibition at the OCHS, The Path of Śakti, was curated and introduced by Prof. Chris Dorsett from The Pitt Rivers Museum – Uni. Of Oxford. Prema resides in London with his son and their cat. He has an interest in digital humanities, game-theory, and is open to engaging with anyone. For a detailed CV please email: firstname.lastname@example.org