Is Mahabharata real or is it just a story ? This is a question a lot of people have asked and we have explored this question deeply on this site before. But we need more hard evidence about how exactly we can date Mahabharata using the astronomical, historical, linguistics and archeology.
White people have often made fun of India claiming these people have no tradition of keeping history and rather engaging in fantasy. The white colonizers were confusing people’s devotion towards Hindu epics as somehow absence of evidence of hard history. Greek travelers and ambassadors on other hand actually paid attention and found out that Indians have King’s lists going back up to 6500 BC which is around 8500 years.
Indologist Dr. Koenraad Elst is talking here about the exact dating for Mahabharata and various types of evidence.
Read more about mahabharata history here.