E-stories are not currently available for streaming access. However a selection of 20 of the stories is available on DVD for checkout: E-stories: 20 tales from around the world. Vol.1.


Eira Patnaik was born in the United Provinces in the north of India and now lives in Western Maryland. Her original narratives employ the scenic landscape of the westernmost corner of Maryland as a background to recount the timeless wisdom of characters from the epic literature of India and the stories of the gods and goddesses from Hindu mythology. Eira’s many distinctions include several National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar grants. From 1999-2001, the Maryland Humanities Council, Speaker’s Bureau selected her as a storyteller for the state of Maryland. Eira Patnaik
Contact information:
 82 Tyler Street, Accident, MD 21520

Stories told by Eira:

The Flowering Tree
Indian 4:15 minutes
Two poor sisters discover a magical secret that leads them on a journey of betrayal and redemption.

Story in Search of an Audience
Indian 5:47 minutes
A tale from India illuminating the power of stories to empower and enrich lives.