Hugh Meredith Flick, Jr. (A.B. Harvard College, A.M. Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.Ed. Lesley College Graduate School, M.B.A Southern Connecticut State University, J.D. Quinnipiac University School of Law, Ph.D. Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) is currently a Lecturer in Religious Studies and South Asian Studies at Yale University. He has also served as the J. Jerry Inskeep Dean of Silliman College at Yale University. Since his doctorate is in Sanskrit and Indian Studies, he specializes in Indian narrative traditions, especially the Indian Epics. Before joining the Yale Faculty in 1988, he was an Assistant Professor of Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. He is the author of Carrying Enemies on Your Shoulder: Indian Folk Wisdom in Tibet. Works in progress includes a translation and commentary on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra and a translation and commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. He is a US Navy veteran and has traveled extensively throughout India and the Far East. He has served as the Faculty Lecturer on a Yale Alumni Association tour of India.