Aleksandar Uskokov is the Sanskrit lector, South Asian Studies Council, Yale University. He works in Indian philosophy and the history of ideas, primarily in the traditions of Vedānta, Mīmāṁsā, and Bengali Vaishnavism, and has recently defended his doctoral dissertation “Deciphering the Hidden Meaning: Scripture and the Hermeneutics of Liberation in Early Advaita Vedānta” in the Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago. He also holds a BA and an MA in philosophy from the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje. Aleksandar has published in the Journal of Hindu Studies and the Journal of Vaishnava Studies, as well as in the Springer Encyclopedia of Hinduism and Tribal Religions. In addition, he has published Macedonian translations of select Upaniṣads, Kālidāsa’s Abhijñāna-Śākuntalam, the Nalopakhyāna, and the Hitopadeśa, and has regularly taught Intermediate Sanskrit at the South Asia Summer Language Institute, University of Wisconsin–Madison.