Is the Mahabharath and Ramayan mere mythological stories or could they have been for real? If real the Mahabharatha dates backs up to 1200 BC, giving clues that ancient Indian civilization is one of it not the earliest. I’m no expert on this but the following Discovery channel documentary on the studies by Doctor Rao done on Dwaraka, the ancient city mentioned in Mahabharata, gives integral clues.
He claims that Dwaraka, which was mentioned in the Mahabharata as to have been engulfed by the ocean is found in the coastal line of the Arabian Sea. And he has evidences to support his claim too.
Check it out.